Contacting alien life, interacting with them or even knowing that they actually exist was just part of science fiction that humans thought to be impossible. But several NASA scientists believe that we are near finding the nearest alien life which they anticipate to happen within the next 10 years.
Humans are not actually alone in the Solar System because another alien life form might be lurking near our planet without our knowledge and NASA is nearing to prove that.
NASA announced during a panel discussion held yesterday that they are giving their best effort to locate alien life which would be the planet’s biggest discovery within the next 10 years. The agency’s chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, said that, “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definite evidence within 20 to 30 years.”
She added, “We know where to look. We know how to look. In most cases we have the technology, and we’re on a path to implementing it. And so I think we’re definitely on the road.”
Reports in space.com propose several signs of alien life around the Milky Way. One suggestion is from the findings of NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope that says rocky planets like Earth and Mars are more common in the galaxy as compared to gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn. And the major theory is that, these rocky planets could all be ha bitable.
Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s Astrophysics Division, described the Milky Way as a “soggy place” and they could clearly see water in the interstellar clouds where formation of planetary systems and stellar systems occur.
In their recent plan, NASA wants to send more rovers in the icy moon of Mars – Europa, to determine if life could exist in the Red planet or if it did existed there millions of years before.
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Hawaii claims that they detected radio bursts with strange mathematical patterns that are most likely to come from an intelligent life form. And the probability that these patterns are a coincidence is only 5 in 10,000. Joint effort from various agencies, researchers and advocates could possibly make the 10-year goal possible.