In latest news, NASA confirms that there is extraterrestrial life on other planets and they’ve just announced it this week.
For the first time in history, the space agency speaks on the topic of aliens and they’re saying that they’re almost certain life on other planets exists.
During a conference in Washington, NASA has made this astonishing revelation with the hope that they will have the chance to look for these alien forms in the vast universe, wherever they may be. They have high hopes and will use the most advance technology they have to create a road map of space and search for extraterrestrial life.
They’ve already managed to find more than 5000 planets that would be able to sustain life and are expecting to find even more.
Sara Seager, a renowned professor of Planetary Science and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts said: “Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, ‘that star has a planet like Earth’. Astronomers think it is very likely that every single star in our Milky Way galaxy has at least one planet.”
Today we have such advanced telescopes that we can use to look at hundreds of stars and tell if there are planets around them. We can even tell if the planets are the right distance away from their host star to contain liquid water, which is the key ingredient to life as we know it.
NASA also announced their plans of launching new telescopes in the next couple of years, including the amazing Webb Space Telescope. This ultramodern device will look for oceans in the form of atmospheric water vapor – and search for life on planets nearby with similar mass and size like our Earth.
John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington said:
“This technology we are using to explore exoplanets is real. The James Webb Space Telescope and the next advances are happening now. These are not dreams – this is what we do at NASA.”
NASA strongly believes that we are not alone in this universe and that life on other planets will soon be discovered. It’s just a matter of time.
Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore says:
“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.”
He adds that:
“It is going to take a continuing partnership between NASA, science, technology, the U.S. and international space endeavours, as exemplified by the James Webb Space Telescope, to build the next bridge to humanity’s future.”