- NASA scientists discuss steps to discover life elsewhere in the universe over the next two decades
- Meg Urry: Life elsewhere in the universe, and even elsewhere in our own Milky Way galaxy, is practically inevitable
- But the chances that we can communicate with that life are slim, she writes
Meg Urry is the Israel Munson professor of physics and astronomy at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?