NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years


B00Mer
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NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years



A series of new telescopes – a magnitude more powerful than the ones already in use – will allow humanity to detect alien life within decades, according to top NASA scientists.

“I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” announced NASA astronomer Kevin Hand, during a public talk in Washington that showcased the US space agency’s top extra-terrestrial life specialists.

While the prediction may have seemed bold, it chimed with the utter certainty of all experts present, fueled by the already impressive work of the Kepler telescope – which is about to be superseded. In just five years, the space observatory has identified up to 5,000 planets, more than in the entire history of astronomy.

"What we didn't know five years ago is that perhaps 10 to 20 percent of stars around us have Earth-size planets in the habitable zone. It's within our grasp to pull off a discovery that will change the world forever,” said Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.



Since our galaxy, the Milky Way, alone contains up to 400 billion stars, the first results obtained by Kepler are just a tiny sample of information about the universe.

In 2017 and 2018 respectively, NASA will launch a double team of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope, specifically aimed at finding “another Earth”. TESS will have its four telescopes trained on more than half a million suns, monitoring temporary dips in brightness that could indicate that a planet is orbiting a star, and temporarily obstructing the view. The suitable candidates, in the goldilocks zone – meaning they are not too far away and the right temperature – will then be studied in detail by the Webb Telescope, which will study gases emanating from it, to see whether the planet has an atmosphere, and contains water and oxygen.

Space Experts Discuss the Search for Life in the Universe at NASA - YouTube



"Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, 'that star has a planet like Earth'," said Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

While the Webb telescope is 6.5 meters long, more than twice the length of the Hubble launched back in 1990, the scientists agreed that a qualitative breakthrough could be achieved once a 20-meter telescope reaches the Earth’s atmosphere.

Such a project is currently limited by the payload restrictions of rockets currently in use. The Space Launch System, currently being perfected by NASA scientists, should be able to deliver a payload of 130 tons, more than ten times that of Russia’s popular Proton rocket.

And even if that is not enough, the alien-hunters still believe that finding a second Earth is just a matter of when, not if.

"Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over -- the possibility we're no longer alone in the universe," said Mountain.

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Geez anyone watch Gravity, I'm telling ya, my balls shriveled up to pea size watching that movie.. I would never work in outer space, thanks..

Not only watching the Columbia Shuttle disintegrated above my head and pieces landing 10 and 20 miles from my home.. you could drive by and see parts in school yards..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years

Well, that's faster'n Immigration'll find any.
 
Twila
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Space scares the pants off me. I love the idea of alien life being discovered...but with too many horror movies and books under my belt it also has me scared.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Space scares the pants off me. I love the idea of alien life being discovered...but with too many horror movies and books under my belt it also has me scared.

You know what they call people like you? "Astronauts' girlfriends."
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Space scares the pants off me. I love the idea of alien life being discovered...but with too many horror movies and books under my belt it also has me scared.

Well you would hope that when we find them, they can teach us as a species to get along.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years



A series of new telescopes – a magnitude more powerful than the ones already in use – will allow humanity to detect alien life within decades, according to top NASA scientists.

“I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” announced NASA astronomer Kevin Hand, during a public talk in Washington that showcased the US space agency’s top extra-terrestrial life specialists.

While the prediction may have seemed bold, it chimed with the utter certainty of all experts present, fueled by the already impressive work of the Kepler telescope – which is about to be superseded. In just five years, the space observatory has identified up to 5,000 planets, more than in the entire history of astronomy.

"What we didn't know five years ago is that perhaps 10 to 20 percent of stars around us have Earth-size planets in the habitable zone. It's within our grasp to pull off a discovery that will change the world forever,” said Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.



Since our galaxy, the Milky Way, alone contains up to 400 billion stars, the first results obtained by Kepler are just a tiny sample of information about the universe.

In 2017 and 2018 respectively, NASA will launch a double team of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope, specifically aimed at finding “another Earth”. TESS will have its four telescopes trained on more than half a million suns, monitoring temporary dips in brightness that could indicate that a planet is orbiting a star, and temporarily obstructing the view. The suitable candidates, in the goldilocks zone – meaning they are not too far away and the right temperature – will then be studied in detail by the Webb Telescope, which will study gases emanating from it, to see whether the planet has an atmosphere, and contains water and oxygen.

Space Experts Discuss the Search for Life in the Universe at NASA - YouTube



"Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, 'that star has a planet like Earth'," said Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

While the Webb telescope is 6.5 meters long, more than twice the length of the Hubble launched back in 1990, the scientists agreed that a qualitative breakthrough could be achieved once a 20-meter telescope reaches the Earth’s atmosphere.

Such a project is currently limited by the payload restrictions of rockets currently in use. The Space Launch System, currently being perfected by NASA scientists, should be able to deliver a payload of 130 tons, more than ten times that of Russia’s popular Proton rocket.

And even if that is not enough, the alien-hunters still believe that finding a second Earth is just a matter of when, not if.

"Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over -- the possibility we're no longer alone in the universe," said Mountain.

source: rt.com/usa/173324-nasa-telesc...ens-exoplanets (external - login to view)

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Geez anyone watch Gravity, I'm telling ya, my balls shriveled up to pea size watching that movie.. I would never work in outer space, thanks..

Not only watching the Columbia Shuttle disintegrated above my head and pieces landing 10 and 20 miles from my home.. you could drive by and see parts in school yards..

the technology used to post this article came from reversed alien technology.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

the technology used to post this article came from reversed alien technology.

Al Gore is an Alien??
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Al Gore is an Alien??

Suddenly, a whole lot of stuff makes sense. . .
 
Count_Lothian
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They are here and use hypnosis to block their presence.

I say that in all seriousness.

Hi!!!! remember me!!!! I was the one who wasn't in a daze!!!
 
coldstream
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I'd say it's a possibility that extraterrestial life forms will be found in that period, in the form of microbes, or some sort of carbon building blocks. The chance of finding Intelligent Extraterrestrial life is just about zero.. in fact the chances against are astronomical.
Last edited by coldstream; Jul 16th, 2014 at 01:16 PM..
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

You know what they call people like you? "Astronauts' girlfriends."

I'll take me a side of Chris Hedfield any day!
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

I'd say its a possibility that Extraterrestial Life forms will be found in that period, in the form of microbes, or some form of carbon building blocks. The chance of finding Intelligent Extra Terrestrial life is just about zero.. in fact the chances against are astronomical.

Why's that? At just over 4˝ billion years old, Earth's just a young 'un in the universe
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Well you would hope that when we find them, they can teach us as a species to get along.

Or they can wipe us out.

Who says an advanced intelligent life has to be peaceful.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Or they can wipe us out.

Who says an advanced intelligent life has to be peaceful.

^^^^^^^^^This is my fear. That they won't be peaceful. I'd be ok with them being unemotional like a Vulcan, but what if they're more the borg or Klingons or....Sigourney style Aliens
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

^^^^^^^^^This is my fear. That they won't be peaceful. I'd be ok with them being unemotional like a Vulcan, but what if they're more the borg or Klingons or....Sigourney style Aliens

Even if we find 1000 peaceful advanced civilizations capable of kick *** space travel... and one bad civilization... it only takes the one bad one.

Stephen Hawkings said it. We should not be putting out a signal telling the universe we are here and giving directions... it only takes one bad alien civ to hear it.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Well you would hope that when we find them, they can teach us as a species to get along.

they are not peaceful. they have been shoving implants up peoples noses, **** probes, other horrific experiments, creating hybrids, etc.
 
petros
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20 years eh? ICE is getting pokey.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

^^^^^^^^^This is my fear. That they won't be peaceful. I'd be ok with them being unemotional like a Vulcan, but what if they're more the borg or Klingons or....Sigourney style Aliens

They'd have to have a major hard-on for the old ultraviolence to cross light-years of space just to smack us.

On the other hand, considering we broadcast "Mr. Ed" to the universe, we probably deserve it.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

They'd have to have a major hard-on for the old ultraviolence to cross light-years of space just to smack us.

On the other hand, considering we broadcast "Mr. Ed" to the universe, we probably deserve it.

Says who? Humans did it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Says who? Humans did it.

Did what? Broadcast "Mr. Ed?" Yep, to our eternal shame, that's on us.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

They'd have to have a major hard-on for the old ultraviolence to cross light-years of space just to smack us.

On the other hand, considering we broadcast "Mr. Ed" to the universe, we probably deserve it.

On the other hand, maybe we don't taste all that great

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Did what? Broadcast "Mr. Ed?" Yep, to our eternal shame, that's on us.

Then we followed up with My Little Pony.... Is any species that full of horse shyte really worth the effort?
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

On the other hand, maybe we don't taste all that great


Then we followed up with My Little Pony.... Is any species that full of horse shyte really worth the effort?

Great! they're going to come and farm us. That'll teach us...giant alien karmic retribution.
Last edited by Twila; Jul 16th, 2014 at 01:38 PM..
 
Blackleaf
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British scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge and perhaps the greatest scientist in the world today, has warned about making contact with aliens, calling it dangerous:

Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens


Prof Hawking recently came up with a formula for England to win the World Cup (which was either ignored or the lads couldn't fathom it out)



Aliens almost certainly exist but humans should avoid making contact, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.

In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was "perfectly rational" to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere.

But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.

Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.

He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."


In the past, probes have been sent into space with engravings of human beings on board and diagrams showing the location of our planet.

Radio beams have been fired into space in the hope of reaching alien civilisations.

Prof Hawking said: "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational.

"The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."

The programme envisages numerous alien species including two-legged herbivores and yellow, lizard-like predators.

But Prof Hawking conceded most life elsewhere in the universe is likely to consist of simple microbes.

In the recent BBC series Wonders of the Solar System, Professor Brian Cox, a physicist from the University of Manchester, also suggested life may exist elsewhere within our solar system.



He said organisms could be present under the ice sheet that envelops Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

Professor Cox added: "Closer to home, the evidence that life could exist on Mars is growing.

"We will only know for sure when the next generation of spacecraft, fine-tuned to search for life, are launched to the moons of Jupiter and the arid plains of Mars in the coming decades."



BBC News - Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens (external - login to view)
Last edited by Blackleaf; Jul 16th, 2014 at 01:43 PM..
 
Count_Lothian
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Or they can wipe us out.

Who says an advanced intelligent life has to be peaceful.

ahh the workings of a military mind.
If that was their intention and they would have enslaved us long ago...

one sec , i'm not up on Scientology but isn't that exactly what they claim?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

they would have enslaved us long ago...

Now that sound like fun... tie be up!!!

 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Now that sound like fun... tie be up!!!

I prefer the orion slave girls.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Well you would hope that when we find them, they can teach us as a species to get along.

If they have the ability to get here I doubt they'd come to do us a favour. More advanced civilizations tend to take advantage of the lesser ones if our example is anything to go by.

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Why's that? At just over 4˝ billion years old, Earth's just a young 'un in the universe

Not too young. Thats about 1/3 of the age of the universe. When you look at it like that it isn't really young or old.

Its possible something will be found in the next 20 years but I doubt it will happen in that time frame.

Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

I prefer the orion slave girls.

I thought it was an interesting twist when it was revealed they were the ones in charge. I guess in a way thats a smart way to do it. Your enemies will attack your underlings rather than you.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post


Prof Hawking recently came up with a formula for England to win the World Cup (which was either ignored or the lads couldn't fathom it out)

You probably had to divide by 0 or go to an alternate universe where all the other nations were wiped out by alien attack to make that happen.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

ahh the workings of a military mind.
If that was their intention and they would have enslaved us long ago...

Not necessarily. You can want to do something and just not be able to do it. Inter-stellar travel looks pretty hard to do in a reasonable timeframe. Its possible that they can see us and just can't get here yet. Or perhaps they have seen us and have absolutely no interest in us. They could be ignoring our calls. It is a bit ego centric to think that if there is intelligent life out there that they would want to visit or talk to us.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Great! they're going to come and farm us. That'll teach us...giant alien karmic retribution.

Okay.... Now I'm getting a picture of a tiger

They39re Great Tony The Tiger - YouTube

 

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