NASA has dropped a bombshell – It will have all indication of alien life by 2025. Top NASA scientists are saying that we are definitely not alone in the universe. Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel Tuesday in Washington, “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years.”
“We know where to look, we know how to look, and in most cases we have the technology,” she said.
Jeffrey Newmark, interim director of heliophysics at the agency put it this way, “It’s definitely not an if, it’s a when.”
However it is not going to be like the alien which has been glorified in Hollywood flicks. It will be microorganisms.
In an hour long presentation, NASA scientists have detailed about a number of recent discoveries all of which point out to the fact that mankind is closer to finding life in the solar system and beyond.
Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA revealed that a study pertaining to the atmosphere above the Mar’s polar ice caps suggested that the planet’s northern hemisphere once had oceans up to a mile deep and the water had existed for as long as 1.2 billion years.
“We think that long period of time is necessary for life to get more complex,” Stofan said.
Stefan adds that in the coming times improvement in the field of geology and astrobiology will increase the likelihood of finding fossils on Mars.
Jim also elaborated upon NASA’s forthcoming mission to Europa, which is one of the Jupiter’s moons which hold an icy ocean.
“I don’t know what we are going to find there,” Jim said.
There are many factors which must work in unison for life to thrive on any celestial body. Newmark explains how our Earth and its magnetic field protects the planet’s atmosphere from the marauding solar winds or else our planet would have gone the Mars way which lost its atmosphere and water since it did not have a magnetic field.
NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan has made a bold claim that humanity will make contact with alien life within 20-30 years.