A decade is only 10 years. It is highly unlikely that even microbial life of extraterrestrial origin will be identified by 2028. Our best chance of finding life comes from two realms. Within our own solar system on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and from space from the SETI program (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence),... Continue Reading →
Well, to be clear, that’s not going to happen because faster than light travel is impossible. But if aliens did manage to make it here then it would be hard for them to have anywhere near the fire power to enslave every single human on Earth. There are billions of humans on Earth. Humans would... Continue Reading →
We could not visually see life on other planets, but we might be able to detect life by radio transmissions or other means. Take for example the most interesting star in the galaxy that we know about. To quote a recent article in The Atlantic, “Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a... Continue Reading →
I know a lot of aliens, but most of them are from Earth and some people want them deported. I don’t know any advanced aliens from other planets, but we might have contact with extraterrestrial life in the form of cosmic dust that comes from micrometeorites that enter our atmosphere from space and drift down... Continue Reading →
What is intelligent life? When we speak of “intelligent life” we need to define what that entails. For example, bacterial life is not intelligent. But what about a dog? Suppose we found a dog like creature on a planet. It can respond, be happy, be angry, even be loyal. A dog is certainly not a... Continue Reading →
The closest aliens somewhere out there are likely to be way technologically behind us, not ahead of us, because they are likely to be bacteria. You see, when you say “aliens” you probably mean “intelligent aliens” but then that could include critters similar to whales, dogs or pigs, for if we found creatures of any... Continue Reading →
Well, the question would be better for me if you had asked “If I had to make a choice, would you rather live on Mars or Venus?” Because quite frankly, living on either planet is not a good idea. However, of the two, Mars is better because Venus is too hot and rains sulfuric acid... Continue Reading →
We can, minute by minute. However, a minute is not a very long time in the universe. We can see at present about 14 billion years in the past, because that’s the light reaching us now.