Skip to comments.Billionaire Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life
Posted on 11/09/2018 5:15:22 PM PST by plain talk
Government agencies may not have a monopoly on life-hunting space missions for much longer. Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. on worlds close to home, founder Yuri Milner said.
"We are thinking very seriously about solar system-based initiatives," Milner said here Sunday (Nov. 4) at the seventh annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony at NASA's Ames Research Center. "We're thinking, within our foundation, is there something we can do, privately funded, which will supplement the government-funded projects?"
A potential Breakthrough mission to a destination in our own solar system would probably have a budget in that neighborhood as well; Milner said program funds are an order of magnitude lower than what governments can provide. (For perspective: NASA's 2020 Mars rover, which will look for signs of ancient Red Planet life, has a price tag of around $2.1 billion.)
"But we can take more risk," Milner said.
So, where might this putative Breakthrough mission go? Milner cited as possibilities Jupiter's moon Europa and the Saturn satellite Enceladus, both of which have oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells, as well as Venus.
Venus may seem like an odd choice, given that its surface is bone-dry and hot enough to melt lead. But conditions in the clouds, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) up, are much more life-friendly, Milner noted.
Milner also mentioned Mars as a potential abode for life, but he said the Red Planet is a less "realistic" Breakthrough target.
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My survival instincts tell me that this is a bad idea,
Alien life?? Try our southern border....
No matter what info is transmitted it will be received as a take-out menu.
What’s the adage about a fool and his money?
You can certainly find Enceladus there ... or in half a dozen restaurants right here in town.
"It's better for a fool to spend his money searching for alien life than trying to influence elections."
Sounds good! Certainly not in Proverbs though.
That’s not a book I intend to compete with!
“My survival instincts tell me that this is a bad idea.”
I would tell Milner to look a lot closer to home, and find all kinds of alien life on Uranus.
HJis money would be better spend looking for intelligent life on earth. Probably the same results though.
Let me suggest an easier quest...
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 KJV
...and one that pays MUCH higher benefits; too!
We won’t stop at viruses, or germs or simple one-celled plants.
We want beings that are similar to US in many ways.
Ok; if we DO find them; THEN what?
Will THEY have the answers we are REALLY seeking?
Will THEY have a GOD or GODs or none?
Will our common cold do them in; or will their space smallpox get us??
Since you humans have IGNORED what your own PETA folks have been saying;
we aliens are now free to ignore what your PETH people say.
"Right next to the mashed potato(e)s" sounds just fine to us!
Clean up your OWN house and we might come to visit some day...
It has been suggested that the seal on the vessel has cracked. The cloaked vehicle is leaking light through the no longer intact seal. That accounts for the seemingly thin object
It is my opinion that until we learn to communicate with honey bee societies, we can forget about communicating with “aliens”
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