The universe is vast and unending, so to think that we are the only living race out there isn't really justified. We are not going into several TV show claims that the aliens built the pyramids, but we do believe that there are other similarly intelligent life forms out there, probably in some distant solar system we haven't even heard of.

Not getting into the controversies too much, as far as topic of aliens and intelligent beings from distant planets are concerned, it seems like eminent physicist Professor Stephen Hawking also shares such beliefs. According to him, if aliens visit the Earth, the result would be more negative than positive.

"If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," Professor Hawking told El País. "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach."

The professor, who has suffered from motor neuron disease since his twenties, explained that the existence of aliens is beyond doubt. "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."

Apart from that, professor Hawking also explained that the best chances for the survival of the human race is to find a new home on another planet. "There's an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy Earth," Prof Hawking explains. "I therefore want to raise public awareness about the importance of space flight. I have learnt not to look too far ahead, but to concentrate on the present."

Back in July, the professor helped launch Breakthrough Listen, a 10-year, £64million project funded by US-based Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. Milner's team now scans the skies for alien broadcast signals, searching the entire Milky Way and another 100 nearby galaxies.

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[Source: Mirror UK]