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Something like this I'd imagine... Joking aside, no clue. We don't even know if there are any.

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I doubt we'd ever meet Aliens for a number of reasons.

Relativistic civilizations are a potential nightmare to anyone within range of them. A space shuttle (fully fueled) traveling 30% the speed of light would release 150 times the entire nuclear arsenal we currently have upon impacting a planetary body. Add to this risk that light speed lag means that when you see it (if you see it) coming, it is already not where you saw it (think 8 min for light emitted from the sun to reach earth). People smarter than I anticipate that civilizations with orders of magnitude of knowledge above ours, couldn't reasonably counter this potential threat. Species death is too much to risk. It probably would be an inverse golden rule of sorts: do unto others as they can do unto you and do it first.

Why would aliens want us to know they are there?

Better question, why do we want them to know where we are?
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They're all catgirls


Probability of finding alien life:VERY HIGH
Back in 1961, Frank Drake proposed a probabilistic formula to help estimate the number of active, radio-capable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. It goes like this:

Where:

N is the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which we might hope to be able to communicate
R* is the average rate of star formation in our galaxy
fp is the fraction of those stars that have planets
ne is the average number of planets that can potentially support life per star that has planets
fl is the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop life at some point
fi is the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop intelligent life
fc is the fraction of civilizations that develop a technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space
L is the length of time such civilizations release detectable signals into space

Will we actually meet aliens: Probs not
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They probably won't look too much like us upright chimps. They probably think with something near their mouth and have sense organs focused there. If there light to see with, they probably have eyes. If they're building stuff, they need some sort of manipulators.

Manipulator organs, seem to be more common on land, some they probably have something like legs. Wheels are unlikely, since nothing has freely rotating parts here.

If they're social they probably have some inbuilt displays (something to fill the place of facial expressions if they don't have that),

On the inside they probably have something like blood and a heart. Lungs like ours are more likely than insect like lungs since don't work too well. On Earth there are to main kinds of central nervous system. There are the heavily centralized vertebrate brain and the invertebrate ganglia set up.

You can cut a wasp's head off and both parts will remain active for a while. Each part of its body has it's own semiindependent "brain" or ganglia. And even their true brain is a tight network of such ganglia.
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depends on their environment.

im sure the universe is chocked full of human looking aliens....
that live in environments that mirror ours. planets with different amounts of gravity or light or air pressure everything will be different there.

look into "evolutional convergence" and "like aggregation" and youll see that here on earth, dinosaurs, dolphins and sharks are all separate animal species that obtained an identical form. simply because they all lived in the ocean and shared a lifestyle.

I would expect to see these phenomena take place on other planets as well. evolutional convergence is the exact reason roddenbury modeled the galaxy the way he did. (most all the intelligent aliens are bipedal humanoids)
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Many and varied appearances to reflect the many pathways their species have travelled.
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They probably look like Egyptian Gods.
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Well they probably look closer to chimera ants.

You have to remember aliens aren't 3D. They're 4d+ (like ghosts) (which is one reason why we have no proof of them )

So their physical bodies are probably atrophied
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