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What If We Tried to Contact Alien Civilizations?

You’ve seen it in the movies. Contact with aliens often ends badly for humans. So why do we keep trying to get in touch with them? We don’t even know if aliens really exist. But if aliens do exist, and if they’re advanced enough to detect our existence, chances are they’re doing one of two things. Either they’re avoiding us, or they’re on their way.But the most important question is, will they come in peace?

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