Skip to comments.We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say
Posted on 07/16/2014 4:36:49 AM PDT by John W
It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the next two decades.
NASA held a panel discussion at the agency's Washington headquarters on Monday, where space experts talked about the search for Earth-like planets that host life. Based on recent advancements in space telescope technology, scientists estimated that in the coming decades we'll confirm suspicions that we're not alone.
"I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe," NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said in footage filmed at the discussion and posted on YouTube.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden echoed Hand's sentiment.
"It's highly improbable in the limitless vastness of the universe that we humans stand alone," he said.
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I don’t doubt that’ there’s life in the universe but I’m not interested in intelligent life. We need life we can eat.
They’ve been saying that for a thousand years but there is still not even an inkling.....only another scientific “guess”....by the grant seeking folks.
NASA isn’t suppose to be paying attention to the universe...they should have been building relationships with the Moslems — maybe if they had - we wouldn’t have ISIS running all over Iraq right now...
okay - I can’t write that with a serious face — yes I’m laughing and being MASSIVELY sarcastic!
“.......Im not interested in intelligent life....”
The way things are going here in the U.S., you don’t have much to worry about.
So, now what? How would we contact these alien life forms, and are we even sure we should?
Of course, without speculation about how and why we may make such contact, about two-thirds of all science fiction stories would not exist.
People once speculated that the earth was flat, or worse, it was the INSIDE of a huge sphere, and the disappearance of a ship over the horizon was an optical illusion explained by the lens effect of the atmosphere. In such a closed universe, how could there be alien life forms?
I don’t understand how NASA thinks this is news. There’s not a shred of information in this that couldn’t have been said, with the same confidence, in 1950
Or... It may not.
As a scientific curiosity, there most likely is other life, and it would be interesting to find evidence of it.
In reality, we will never get beyond that. The limits of the speed of light makes going to observe life on another planet almost impossible. Even if life is found on a planet orbiting the nearest star, few people would be willing to go there because of the length of time such a journey would take. Preparing for such a journey would be prohibitively expensive, as well. If intelligent life that can communicate by radio is found, we may be able to exchange messages—but how will we reach understanding of them?
None here, might as well look someplace else.
With a billion stars and many more billions of planets in the galaxy...
you don’t say, NASA. You don’t say.
This from a crowd that promotes Al Gore’s religion.
The only possible reason they could be saying this is that the smell a funding stream.
be careful what you wish for... as the only thing this blue marble has that is relatively unique in space is...
lots and lots of meat
on two legs
I concur, God is with us. Yahweh.
I love when people bring up the “speed of light.”
We’ve been going to space for about 50 years now. There’s alien races that probably have been going to space for as long as we’ve been around as a species. Who knows what kind of propulsion systems they have? It has to be much better than using chemical rockets to break free of atmosphere.
I’d guess aliens don’t consider us worth the effort to contact because we’re so primitive.
I notice the absolute statement in the headline is qualified right away at the start of the article.
What if we are alone, at least as physical beings? What does this mean for people who believe that life spontaneously appeared and then evolved to where humanity is today? Their supposition about the origin of life itself implies that it must also have taken place elsewhere. Thus this quest to find other life is a quest for validation of their existential issue.
So, even as they vigorously deny that God exists, these people grasp at anything that can prove there is no Creator or Master Designer in the universe. These people will join their peers and colleges in the grave. See Psalm 49.
Actually that’s one of the big reasons I’m not interested in intelligent life.
All of the elements, metals, chemicals, air, water etc that are found on earth are found in abundance all across the universe. The only thing that has so far proven itself to be rare is biological proteins. If they were interested in any other thing they would likely find it in their own neighborhood.
What evidence do you have that we aren't the most advanced intelligent species in this galaxy?
The scary part is that we could be the most advanced.
In 1950 we had not discovered any planets around other stars. Now we can see some of them.
Do we actually “see” them? They have had to backtrack on some of these I think as they were suppositions from signatures that proved not to be so-as far as they now know.
I’m with theBuckwheat, they need this to be so to prove their God-less theories.
What evidence do we have that we’re the only life in this galaxy? Have we visited every star system and scanned them for life? Do we know with absolute certainty?
I'm as curious as the next person about the answer, but at this point my suspicion is that Fermi was right.
Maybe it'll be life that can be converted to Islam.
...or so someone would like us to believe...william cooper had much to say on this...what next...false flag outer space invasion...
Id guess aliens dont consider us worth the effort to contact because were so primitive.....
Primitive but tasty.
I hope there is intelegent life out there, there’s none here.
It is also highly unlikely that we will encounter recognizable life in both time and space in the next billion years much less twenty years.
We don't have proof, but we really, really feel it's true!
It might be so, but I'd like to see some of that "science" stuff come into play, like "proof'.
Thanks for all the Fish...we’re going home.
Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy.
Possibly, but it may be so far away that humanity will never meet it in the lifetime of our species.
They not only seek grants, but something else - the same something that the grantORS want -
some sort of “proof” that “it” happened here by accident. That there isn’t a Creator to which we will be held accountable.
That “proof”, to the grantors, is invaluable.
It not only frees them from eternal and completely objective judgement outside of their own rules,
but it grants them the status of god, being able to SET the rules as to how or if you should live.
In 1950 it was tacitly assumed that stars had planets. Tacit assumptions is pretty much all this NASA story is.
There are people who study these sorts of things who believe certain powerful people and entities, the proverbial “they,” have a plan to fool the world using some sort of alien revelation. They believe people have been conditioned to accept such a revelation and that we are nearing the time for the big reveal. They believe it will appear as real as your own hand and most of the world will be fooled. There are various theories as to how this might be accomplished. I have no idea if such a plan really exists. I simply know some smart people believe it does. Some believe it’s all a lie designed to unite the world under a single entity or leader (could he be the final antichrist?). Others believe “they” have themselves been fooled into believing in these aliens and that’s why various political figures have demanded UFO records opened and high-ranking Catholics have debated the idea of baptizing aliens in recent years.
My own suspicion is that we are alone in the physical universe and that if something along these lines occurs it will be demonic or satanic in nature. Perhaps it will be a part of a final end times scenario. Perhaps they will “arrive” with tales of how we were really created, directly contradicting the Word of God. Regardless of any such claims, I urge one and all to trust the Bible, specifically the Jesus Christ of the Bible, more than you trust your own lying eyes or the other-worldly claims of aliens, political leaders, media, scientists, and even major religious leaders. We should remember that “the heavens attest to HIS glory.”
Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Maybe they’ll wipe out D.C. like the aliens in “Independence Day” did.
We already know that we’re not alone in the universe; the Bible tells us of God and his Angels.
They had a Mayday in Roswell, Look what happened to them, and they said we are not returning to this Brutal Planet! We’ll just do flybys and try to the scare the crap outta them>
Do you think the unexplained radio bursts detected from deep space might have contributed to this announcement?
Bingo. People assume aliens on other planets will be cute little ETs or something. They might want to exterminate this planet before taking it over, and they think WE’RE the roaches.
I don’t know. I suppose predicting the eventual alien contact every year or so will one day make one sound like a prophet.
The fascinating aspect of this is "How long ago" are we seeing them? The nearest star systems are under 10 years at light speed, so our images are 10 years old. The nearest potentially habitable is some 13 years at light speed so that's 13 years ago. Some of the stars at the edge of the visible universe are at nearly incomprehensible distances. Andromeda is 2.5 million light years away. We are seeing images of ancient history at this point.
Simply amazing when you truly conceptualize the size of God's creation.
That sentiment may be shared by the “other life”
The thing to worry about is that they may be thinking the same thing.