Alien life in space is possible, says SETI astronomers


The existence of primitive alien life in planets within the Milky Way galaxy is 100% possible as scientific evidence suggests. SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomers Dan Werthimer and Seth Shostak told the US congress on May 23 that the outer space is “teeming with primitive life.”

aliensIn Werthimer’s written testimony he said that life and conditions necessary for life to exist can be seen within our galaxy and perhaps within our own solar system. Dr. Werthimer and Dr. Shostak said that the abundance of planets across the Milky Way galaxy roughly one trillion suggests that our universe might also be abundant with both intelligent and primitive life.

The astronomers presented evidence that suggests that primitive alien life in our own solar system is possible. Jupiter’s moon Europa might have the possibility of life. It is believed to have oceans below its uppermost layers of ice.

The purpose of their presentation in the House Committee is to secure further funding to support their continuous study and search for alien life in outer space. The pair said that developing and upgrading the tools and technologies like the Arecibo telescope-the largest radio telescope in the world, will greatly help identify distant civilization. There could be signals from extraterrestrial civility that is now reaching our planet but it is impossible to discover these signals with old SETI projects said the pair.

The US is will soon be overwhelmed by other countries, with China currently developing a radio telescope which measures 500 meters in diameter (larger than Arecibo). Dr. Werthimer said China may soon surpass SETI’s research capabilities and become the world’s preeminent prime radio telescope.

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