NASA scientists say alien life is not just a possibility but a fact. They state that they will discover conclusive proof of alien life could be found some time between 2025 and 2045. What’s more, alien life could be closer than we once thought.
NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan reported on this at a recent meeting on potential habitable places in space. She not only noted that we would have “definitive evidence of alien life” within the next two or three decades but added that there is a host of dwarf moons and planets within our own solar system that could potentially host life.
Astronomers have discovered signs of water on one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, and on Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede. Water, of course, provides the basis for the existence of life in any form. Europa is another possibility. Even Mars may contain signs of microbial life, or extinct life forms.
NASA is already keeping a close eye on the Dawn spacecraft towards the dwarf planet Ceres which is believed to be covered in ice. The craft is currently searching for ice, water and salt which are all important ingredients for possible organic compounds. Images are expected later this month.
Stofan stated: “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” She said that NASA scientists know where and how search for alien life forms, they have the technology and they are on the way to putting that technology to use.
Stofan did, however, caution the audience that we should not expect NASA to discover and humanoid alien life forms in the next few decades. The alien life she was referring to was more along the lines of microbes, single-celled alien life forms or organelles, like the first creatures to evolve here on Earth.
NASA: We’ll Find Alien Life By 2045