I don't think we should look for aliens, they are too far away.
I think we should search for aliens because we could learn so much more about the universe
It is a waste of time and money because it would be light years away. If we sent something out at the speed of light would take like 60 years to get there. then if life was on the planet and sent something back it would take another 60 years to come back and decode it.
But the knowledge of there existence we will have even more of a reason to traval an d study there
the speed of light is 300,000 Km per second. it is impossible for us to travel that speed without condensing the closest star is 4.22 light years away and our rockets go 7.9 km a sec and to travale the speed of light you have to go 37974.6835443 times faster
we don't need to send us we can send waves and lasers to tell them we are here.
we don't even know where to start looking for aliens even if they are out thier. We need to now where to start looking so we even have a chance to find planets with life.
We should start looking on an exo planet
The closest star that could have life on it is Proxima Centauri and it still takes 4.2 light years to get their and 4.2 light years back. Let's say that has no life on it where will we look next and it would take lots of light years for us to find life like ours. plus we don't have a strong enough rocket to get us there.
That could take hundreds of years to make something that will get to these exoplanets. we will be long gone when we finally make something. So there is no point to search for aliens
If we know that there is life on the planet we can make something that strong enough to get us their.