According to statements from NASA, it’s very likely that we will discover Alien Lifeforms in the next 20 years. NASA firmly believes that there are literally 100 MILLION planets within our galaxy that could host life as we know it.
A team of American scientists from NASA has stated that its ‘increasingly likely that Alien life will be found in the next 20 years’. According to an article posted on NASA’s website, new research tools will show that ‘discovering Alien life is within reach’.
“I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said during a panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
But.. do researchers know something we don’t know? According to Hand, there is ‘growing evidence’ that indicates that at least some sort of Alien lifeforms may be found in our solar system with Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, being one of the most likely places due to its massive amounts of water, which could prove to be an ideal pool for life.
NASA is definitely stepping up it’s Alien search as they have announced plans to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite and James Webb Space Telescope in 2017, new technologies that will work together with existing technology in the search for habitable, Earth-like planets located in our cosmic neighborhood, the Milky Way.
“Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over,” added Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
But NASA.. do you know something we don’t?
Why is NASA so confident we will find Alien life in our own Galaxy?
“Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, ‘That star has a planet like Earth’,” said Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Astronomers think it is very likely that every single star in our Milky Way galaxy has, at least, one planet.”
Looking at these predictions, we see that NASA firmly believes that there are literally 100 MILLION planets within our galaxy that could host life, having the necessary conditions for life as we understand it. This, however, doesn’t take in count all other worlds which have completely different characteristics, and maybe in one of those countless worlds, life could develop opposite to what we think it needs to exist.
“What we didn’t know five years ago is that perhaps 10 to 20 percent of stars around us have Earth-size planets in the habitable zone,” Mountain said during the panel discussion. “It’s within our grasp to pull off a discovery that will change the world forever.”
In an interview to the Express, Dr. Hand said: “We may be able to discover if there are signs of organic or possible life on Europa.”
“Images show there could be possible life on Europa.”