We’ll meet aliens in next 20 years: Russian scientist

June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 28 (IANS) Human beings will meet creatures from outer space within the next 20 years, a top Russian scientist has said.

“The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms. Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,” Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute, was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

Interfax news agency said the scientist was speaking at an international forum discussing extraterrestrial life.

Finkelstein said 10 percent of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth.

If water can be found there, then so can life, he said. The aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head, he added.

“They may have different colour skin, but even we have that,” he said.

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