Are we alone in the universe? This question has occupied our imagination for more than one hundred years. Is our planet the only miracle and home for living organisms among all other planets and galaxies? Many scientists believe that the discovery of alien life is a matter of time.
“We will find life in space during this century“, confidently said Dr. Seth Shostak, the head of the research project SETI , speaking at the meeting of the European Commission considering innovative development.
“There are more than 150 billion galaxies in the space, which are somehow different from our own. Each of these galaxies contains Continue reading
Researchers of the SETI project calculated the date when humanity will encounter alien intelligence, based on data received from the space telescope Kepler.
Seth Shostak, chief astronomer of the SETI project engaged in the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, stated that probably by 2040 electromagnetic signals of alien origin will be detected, writes Space.com. This forecast was made on the basis of data received from the space telescope Kepler. Continue reading
Any arguments on the subject of extraterrestrial intelligence have always triggered a lot of assumptive statements. Whether they exist. Whether they are advanced. Whether they are intelligent. Whether they have reached the stage of civilization and technological progress. Whether they have been developing in the same way as we do on Earth … One way or another, our planet gives us the only known example of existence of life so far, and having no precise data about other life forms, we can only speculate about extraterrestrial life.
But if we rely on all of these assumptions, and accept that extraterrestrial life exists in Continue reading
According to results of a British poll, almost 60% of people believe that extraterrestrial life exists, while a survey carried out by the University of Chicago states that only 37% actually believes in God.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Nick Pope, the former head of the project for investigation of UFO sightings of the Ministry of Defense, said: “Around 60 % of people believe that we are not alone in the universe. This means that actually more people believe in aliens than in God.” Continue reading
It all depends on the conditions which exist on a potentially habitable planet. On planets covered with vast oceans life can exist in the form of water creatures resembling inhabitants of our marine environments. In a world with strong gravity and dense atmosphere large, strong and most likely aggressive (due to the harsh conditions of life) creatures may be present. In icy worlds, perhaps only bacteria can potentially exist. To survive, they may be forming giant networks.
This term is a result of the assumption that alien life, if it exists, must resemble Earth’s life forms. In particular, that is that basic molecules responsible for the metabolic chemical processes of life are represented primarily by carbon. It is apparent that this form of life is Continue reading
It may look like a script from an episode of «X-Files», but it is definitely a subversive and highly imaginative theory developed by an American scientist. As the theory supports, human was not born on Earth, but on another planet, that is why he demonstrates a series of “dysfunctions”, which would not exist if he was the “product” of Earth. The theory states that we are by nature unruly and aggressive beings and that is why highly developed aliens brought the human population together and exiled them to Earth…
This extremely… advanced, but definitely interesting theory was developed by Professor of ecology Ellis Silver. The “signs” of extraterrestrial origin are quite in accordance with it. As professor says, human has problems with his back and often suffers from pain because our species descended from a planet with less gravity than on Earth. According to Silver, we also face problems when we are exposed to direct sunlight for a relatively short time because we were not designed to come in so close contact with the sun. Continue reading
If the theory of astrophysicist Ralph Pudritz is correct then it is more probable that we will be visited by friendly… Klingons of Star Trek than by the terrible monster of Aliens.
Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada claim that if there is life in the known galaxies then the look of the aliens will not differ much from our own because DNA is a “universal constant” and cannot create forms of monsters that look like lizards and have twelve feet.
The given course of different climatic conditions on the planets in our universe makes scientists assume that the look of the aliens would have small differences compared with the one of humans, allowing them to withstand the extremely low temperatures or lack of gravity. Continue reading
It is probable that the aliens are already “looking at us in the face” in a form that is beyond human perception, supports Queen Elizabeth’s astronomer. Lord Martin Rees, astronomer of the royal family and president of Britain’s Royal Society, said it is very likely that we have not yet seen aliens in space or on Earth simply because the intelligent extraterrestrial life is beyond our understanding.
In accordance with the British “Telegraph”, he made these statements after the first international conference on the possible existence of extraterrestrial life with the title of “The detection of extraterrestrial life and the consequences for science and society“, organized by the scientific academy of the country.
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As if remembering something important and eternal, the human soul asks itself: Who am I? Where do I come from? What is the meaning of my presence in this world? Where do I go after death?
These questions are not accidental, given that one of the theories about the origin of our species claims that the Earth is a place where souls go through a stage of reflection and correction. This is a prison planet where we all are incarcerated, that is why it is useless to aspire for universal peace and the perfect order of the world since living on this planet does not set such a goal. Continue reading
In the “War of the Worlds” by Herbert Wells Martian invaders were defeated by the common cold, which none of the sides took into account. Could something similar happen to the astronauts who will land on Mars? What if the first extraterrestrial life form humans will come into contact with will be viruses? These issues are posed in the journal Astrobiology by Dale Griffin.
Biologists do not consider viruses living beings. They are smaller than bacteria and cannot reproduce themselves: that is why to survive they need to invade a cell and use its genetic tools. Nevertheless, it is viruses that Continue reading