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The Guardian, The Express and Daily Star: Lewis Dartnell comments on new research suggesting positive reaction on alien life

9 March 2018

Professor Lewis Dartnell was featured in The Guardian, The Express and Daily Star news outlets for his comment welcoming research findings which show that Earthlings are likely to welcome alien life, rather than panic.

Commenting on the findings of the study, which analysed the language of 15 media articles to predict possible human reaction to an ‘alien visit’, Professor Dartnell said: “It’s encouraging that this study has found people are likely to be enthusiastic about the discovery of microbial life beyond the earth.

“We’re unlikely to ever encounter intelligent, space-faring aliens in our galaxy, but there are a number of upcoming missions that could detect signs of Martian bacteria.”


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