The exoplanet orbits its dwarf star in 35 days and has a very cold surface temperature, but astronomers believe it could still host life in its clouds.
Researchers say determining intelligence across the galaxy could give clues to our own fate.
"There is a reasonable chance that the planet hosts a large ocean underneath the atmosphere at pressures and temperatures similar to those in the Earth's oceans," researcher Nikku Madhusudhan said.
Human's evolved through a series of highly unlikely events—so finding another intelligence like us would be like winning the lottery many times over.
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Breakthrough Listen is a program designed to search for evidence of alien life by scouring the the skies for distant radio signals.
Laguna Caliente in Costa Rica is one of the harshest environments on Earth for life.
Are we looking for aliens in the wrong way?
"I think that in this century we are going to be finding life beyond Earth," said Jill Tarter, a scientist at the SETI Institute research center in California.
The same heavy elements that boost our economy could boost theirs.
Radio waves are fast, but not fast enough to reach us before a civilization goes extinct.
There could be thousands of rocks from distant solar systems just killing time in our neighborhood.
"We cannot discount the possibility that it really is a spacecraft."
Douglas Vakoch of METI announced messages were sent to the GJ273 system over three days in October.
Shostak bets everyone a "cup of coffee" that alien life will be found in next few decades at Worlds Fair Nano NY event.
Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has clear protocols for what should happen if and when we are contacted by extraterrestrial lifeforms.
Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbers.
Researchers searching for extraterrestrial intelligence are talking about a signal observed by a telescope in Russia.
New calculations based on NASA data find that humans are probably not alone in the universe.