“Proof of Alien Life in 20 Years” –NASA’s Chief Echoes Predecessor’s Optimism

Mars 2020 Mission

 

 

Humanity may not have to wait much longer to get our first evidence of E.T., NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said recently at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory headquarters. Bridenstine isn’t the only NASA leader to express optimism about the alien-life hunt. In 2015, Ellen Stofan, NASA’s chief scientist from 2013 to 2016, who predicted that NASA would find “proof of alien life in 20 years.”

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From the Farside –“The Milky Way Could Be a Huge Spacetime Wormhole”

Spacetime Tunnel

 

“If we combine the map of the dark matter in the Milky Way with the most recent Big Bang model to explain the universe and we hypothesize the existence of space-time tunnels, what we get is that our galaxy could really contain one of these tunnels, and that the tunnel could even be the size of the galaxy itself. But there’s more,” explained Paolo Salucci, astrophysicist with SISSA and a dark matter expert. “We could even travel through this tunnel, since, based on our calculations, it could be navigable. Salucci is among the authors of the paper published in Annals of Physics.

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Asteroid Touchdown! –“If We Find Organic Matter, It Might Be What Became Life on Earth”

asteroid Ryugu landing

 

“When we first saw Ryugu last June we were very surprised, because the shape is a spinning top and we never imagined that. Our next surprise was that the surface of the asteroid is covered by lots of boulders and rocks,” says Makoto Yoshikawa, a world-famous leader in celestial mechanics and Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission manager.  “Maybe the next surprise will be the sample. If we find organic matter in it, this is the material that would eventually become life on earth. We want to find that original material.”

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“The Invisible Unveiled” –Hundreds of Thousands of Unknown Galaxies in the Distant Universe

galaxy cluster Abell 1314

 

Astronomers have recently discovered that the expanse of space-time within range of our telescopes—‘the universe’—is only a tiny fraction of the aftermath of the Big Bang. In a new, mind-boggling project, an international team of astronomers have mapped 300,000 previously unknown objects using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope, almost all of which are galaxies in the distant universe; their radio signals traveling billions of light years to reach Earth.

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Planet Earth Report –“Missing Link Skull to Human Quantum Mind”

 

Earth from Space

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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“Super Humans” –NASA Tackles Perils of Astronaut Missions to Mars: ‘250 Million-Mile Journey’

National Geo Mars Journey

 

“Creative thinking and problem solving are the very things that are really going to matter on a Mars mission,” said Leslie DeChurch, who leads the ATLAS research laboratory is currently working with NASA’s Human Research Program to solve hard problems about teamwork in space explorer teams. “We need the crew to be getting the right answer 100 percent of the time.”

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