“By now it has become a common futurist prediction and science fiction plot device that intelligent and sentient life forms can be created which are not biochemical in nature and are thus fundamentally different from all currently known life,” distinguished Princeton astrophysicist Edwin Turner wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy. “Whether or not this would actually be possible,” he explains, “depends on the nature and origin of consciousness, a topic about which we have little more than entertaining whistling-in-the-dark guesses at this point and no clear path toward obtaining any better understanding of this deep mystery.”
“The Kepler and K2 missions just keep on giving!” Harvard astrophysicist, David Latham told The Daily Galaxy. “Operations ended more than three years ago when the spacecraft ran out of fuel, but we continue to mine the data archives for celestial gems.”
Another amazing week on the Blue Dot from escaped coronavirus has grave implications for the world to the microscopic creature that survived for 24,000 years in the Siberian permafrost to NASA joins the search for UFOs to does a relic of the Big Bang exist in our Solar System?
In 2019, the Gallup Poll decided to directly ask the American public about their experiences with UFOs, for one simple reason: semi-credible evidence of their existence was back in the news following Navy reports of pilots seeing bizarre planes traveling at at hyperspeed. The company conducted two surveys, in June and August of 2019. They found that a majority of Americans—60 percent—think UFO sightings can be explained by human activity or natural phenomena vs a full 33 percent think some UFO sightings can be attributed to alien visitation.
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