With the numerous discoveries made in the last couple of months, the possibility of life elsewhere in the cosmos is something being considered not only by space agencies around the world but by numerous governments as well. Not long ago astronomers gathered in front of Congress (US) and discuss extraterrestrial life. Citing the sheer size of the universe, astronomers emphasized that there are trillions of stars out there in the cosmos and it is very likely that one out of five stars harbors an Earth-like planet, for life to exist as we know it. But that doesn’t meant that life elsewhere needs the same conditions as life on Earth needs in order to survive. Maybe somewhere out there life needs magma and nitrogen to survive.
“The number of habitable worlds in our galaxy is certainly in the tens of billions, minimum, and we haven’t even talked about the moons. And the number of galaxies we can see, other than our own, is about 100 billion.” – Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at California’s SETI Institute.
Is NASA preparing the world for Alien Contact?
IT is very interesting to learn that NASA decided to team up with the Library of Congress and gather scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from all around the world top discuss how to prepare mankind for contact with beings not from Earth. The idea that life exists elsewhere in the universe could be both exciting and dangerous for society. Imagine waking up one day, turning on the news and hearing that NASA has just found irrefutable proof of Aliens on another planet and that they have already made contact. What would that mean for you, your family, your community, city country and the entire planet? How much would things change?
Lets not forget the latest news about potential alien life from NASA. As you are reading through this article, astronomers from SETI are looking for confirmation about Alien life near the star where NASA spotted Giant ‘Alien-like’ Megastructures.
Tabetha Boyajian, a postdoc at Yale, told The Atlantic: “We’d never seen anything like this star. It was really weird. We thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.” According to Jason Wright, an astronomer at the Pennsylvania State University: “These structures, or better said mega-structures, could be the product of a highly advanced alien civilization.”
We’re looking at all scenarios about finding life. If you find microbes, that’s one thing. If you find intelligence, it’s another. And if they communicate, it’s something else, and depending on what they say, it’s something else! The idea is not to wait until we make a discovery, but to try and prepare the public for what the implications might be when such a discovery is made. I think the reason that NASA is backing this is because of all the recent activity in the discovery of exoplanets and the advances in astrobiology in general.People just consider it much more likely now that we’re going to find something — probably microbes first and maybe intelligence later. The driving force behind this is from a scientific point of view that it seems much more likely now that we are going to find life at some point in the future.” – Astronomer, symposium organizer and former chief NASA historian, Steven J. Dick. (source)
We found it particularly interesting the commentary of Brother Guy Consolamgo, president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation who stated: “I believe [alien life exists], but I have no evidence. I would be really excited and it would make my understanding of my religion deeper and richer in ways that I can’t even predict yet, which is why it would be so exciting.”(source )
Finding life elsewhere in the cosmos isn’t a questions of possibility but rather a question of time and Brother Guy Consolmagno shares this view as he urges the public not to be surprised when scientists confirm the existence of Alien life elsewhere in the cosmos as this is something that is going to happen inevitably.
But is religion, faith and alien life something compatible? According to Brother Consolmagno, he wouldn’t mind baptizing alien beings in the future. In the last couple of years the Vatican has changed their views about Alien life drastically. Just imagine if someone would have said something like “Aliens’ 100 years ago? Things have changed and religion has become much more flexible. WE know that the universe is huge, Earth isn’t at its center and our planet isn’t flat, the next big discovery? Alien life.
But it seems that a lot of people from around the world, Astronauts and government officials already know that life exists elsewhere in the universe and it isn’t a surprise. For example… “Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time.” (source ) (source ) – Apollo 14 Astronaut, Air Force Captain, and Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Edgar Mitchell
Dr. Edgar Mitchell isn’t the only one to talk about Alien life, as there are a lot of other people who share Mitchell’s point of view. “In my opinion I think they were worried that it would panic the public so they started telling lies about it. And then I think they had to tell another lie to cover their first lie, now they don’t know how to get out of it. Now it’s going to be so embarrassing to admit that all these administrations have told so many untruths, it would be embarrassing getting out of it. There are a number of extraterrestrial vehicles out there cruising around.” (source ) – Gordon Cooper, Former NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer and test pilot.
Cooper and Mitchell aren’t the only NASA astronauts to talk about Extraterrestrial life as Dr Brian O’Leary also opened up about Alien life in the universe stating the following:
“There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time. That their appearance is bizarre from any type of traditional materialistic western point of view. That these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids, they use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon.” – Dr Brian O’leary, Former NASA Astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor (source)
And as I’ve said before that governmental officials have talked about alien life to the public, Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Defense Minister had a lot to say about ET:
“Decades ago, visitors from other planets warned us about the direction we were heading and offered to help. Instead, some of us interpreted their visits as a threat, and decided to shoot first and ask questions after. It is ironic that the US should be fighting monstrously expensive wars, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on black projects which both congress and the commander-in-chief have been kept deliberately in the dark.” – Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defense Minister (source)
But if you think that Hellyer was the only one to talk about aliens you are wrong. Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said the following:
“Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.” Former head of CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, 1960 (source)
WE could continue and state many more statements from highly ranked officials but that list would be extremely extensive. As you can see, the world as we know it is being prepared step-by-step for the truth. Our society has changed drastically in the last 10-20 years and we have come to the point where alien life and UFO’s have become something ordinary in all corners of the world and it is only a matter of time when NASA and other Agencies will release information about Alien life.