There may really be little green Martians out there in space, or human look-a-likes, after all. According to an article posted on the Internet last week, NASA experts are saying we may be close to finding alien life; that “it’s highly unlikely we’re alone in the universe.”
I’ve always felt that out of the billions of stars, planets and galaxies, how did lil’ ole Earth, relatively speaking, end up with the only life forms in the whole universe? Surely, somewhere out there are planets that could support some type of life.
And although the article said space experts believe in the coming decades we’ll confirm Earth-like planets that can host life, my question is why do they have to be Earth-like? There could be aliens out there that have no resemblance whatsoever to human beings and our earthly flora and fauna ... like the scarey ones we see in the movies. Besides, out in Roswell, NM they already have space aliens encapsulated for preservation. Right?
I’m not a science fiction kind of guy but, just like the NASA experts, I have my suspicions we’re not alone.
“I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said.
And he’s basing his theory on facts, unlike the kooky space enthusiasts we see on television documentaries.
According to the article, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope picked up on an Earth-like planet in the “habitable zone” of another star similar to our sun and scientests believe there are potentially many more.
"Astronomers think it is very likely that every single star in our Milky Way galaxy has at least one planet," Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was quoted as saying in the article. "Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, 'that star has a planet like Earth.'"
That potentially could mean a lot of Earth-like people. Personally, I think we already have enough. People on this planet have a hard enough time co-existing as it is; how complicated would it become to introduce a bunch of new, alien-type humans?
But don’t get too excited. NASA says it will take a new generation of telescopes, larger and more powerful, to discover alien life. Unless, of course, one of those Earth-like planets is ahead of us in their technology and finds us first. Who knows, we may get a visit from outer space aliens when we least expect it.
In fact, we may already be getting those visits if you believe mysterious patterns in wheat fields, hieroglyphics on cave walls, Bermuda Triangles, Stonehenges and Mayan symbols are results of space aliens coming to Planet Earth over the past thousands of years.
When I look at all the strange people that I am surrounded by, sometimes I wonder if those aliens aren’t already here.