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Globular Clusters May Offer Best Chance of Finding Alien Life

The best place to look for alien life would be in globular star clusters, according to new research. Clusters hold millions of stars - all within a relatively small area of around 100 light years across. They’re also old, almost as old as the Milky Way, having formed about 10 billion years ago on average. "A globular cluster might be the first place in which intelligent life is identified in our galaxy," said lead author Rosanne DiStefano of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for...

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