Is There Life Outside Our Solar System? (IMAGE) Columbia University Caption A new study uses Bayesian statistics to weigh the likelihood of life and intelligence beyond our solar system. Credit Amanda Carden Usage Restrictions Shutterstock image. Cannot be used but submitted to media for ideas. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.