According to a NASA rep, in 20 years, we just might be able to answer the question, “Is there intelligent life out there?”
NASA scientists confirmed that evidence of extraterrestrial life may be discovered within 20 years, in an announcement at its Washington headquarters this week. The space agency predicted that over 100 million planets in our galaxy could support life, suggesting that extraterrestrial life is possible to exist in any of these planets.
Meanwhile, Matt Mountain of the Space telescope Science Institute, explores the possibility of one day discovering an alien civilization within the timeframe given by NASA,” 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.”
“What we didn’t know five years ago is that perhaps 10 to 20 per cent 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.”
According to NASA administrator, Charles Bolden on possible life beyond earth, “I would venture to say that most of my colleagues here today say it is improbable that in the limitless vastness of the universe we humans stand alone.”