Can Globular Clusters Harbor Interstellar Civilizations?

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Ancient Civilizations? Globular clusters are a spherical collection of stars very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them relatively high stellar densities toward their centers. In 2016 Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano co-aut

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Can Globular Clusters Harbor Ancient Civilizations?

Globular clusters are a spherical collection of stars very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them relatively high stellar densities toward their centers. In 2016 Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano co-authored a research paper titled “Globular Clusters as Cradles of Life and Advanced Civilizations”, outlining that if advanced civilizations can develop in globular clusters, then the distances between these civilizations and other stars would be far smaller than typical distances between stars in the Galactic disk. Also, this relative proximity of stars would facilitate interstellar communication and travel.

Join the conversation this week as we chat with Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano and find out answers to questions like:

What are globular clusters and how are they formed?
What characteristics do globular clusters have that may be beneficial to planet formation and life potential on those planets?
How can we look for extraterrestrial life in globular clusters?
What are the best places in the universe to look for intelligent life?

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