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The astrophysicist stared dreamily into the night sky.
His cynical coworker shook his head, “If anything is out there, they’re not coming toward us. At least, not in our lifetime.”
“You never know,” the astrophysicist sighed.
“The ‘Wow signal’ back in 1977 was just a glitch. Keep dreaming,” he chuckled.
The astrophysicist thought, maybe not in your lifetime. That signal was just to say they were on the way back to retrieve us, not you.