NASA scientists have been searching for extraterrestrial life for a long time. Moreover, the space agency has never denied this, and this is enough to discuss the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial beings outside the Earth in any form, from micro to macro.
The controversy arose when a couple of years ago, retired NASA Chief Scientist James L. Green spoke about Mars and the alleged extraterrestrial life on it.
Before moving on to Dr. Green’s statement, it should be known that NASA has acknowledged that there may be interference from alien civilizations in the history of the Earth. In 2014, NASA published a book titled Archeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Space which looks at extraterrestrial interference in human history. It notes the possibility that some of the rock art on Earth may be of alien origin. It was edited by Douglas Wakoh, director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Division.
Also, in fact, it would take only 10,000 years for the traces of human presence to disappear from the planet, which is very short period compared to the age of the Earth.
If such a civilization had once existed, then its traces would not be so obvious – given that more than 4 billion years of the Earth is a sufficiently wide range for the evolution (and extinction) of intelligent life.
In 2019, retired NASA Chief Science Officer Dr. Jim Green made several statements that caused a lot of controversy. The expert believes that, most likely, the European Space Agency (ESA) has already discovered evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. The fact is, Dr. Green is convinced, that humanity is simply not ready for such information.
In the summer of 2020, two rovers from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) traveled to Mars to perform horizontal drilling in rock, hoping to find evidence of living organisms.
He assured that evidence of extraterrestrial existence on Mars was obtained, at the latest, in mid-2021. However, it will take humanity much longer to come to terms with the fact that life still exists outside the Earth.
Has Perseverance found life on the surface of Mars?
NASA’s Perseverance rover is currently exploring two very different geological sites at the bottom of Jezero Crater since it landed on February 18, 2021. The rover has found new evidence of ancient hot magma and water. He also discovered ancient organic molecules preserved in rocks and dust.
The Perseverance rover used the Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals (SHERLOC) instrument to detect them. Organic matter is an intriguing discovery as they are the building blocks of life.
However, both biological and non-biological processes can create organics. Whether these particular organic substances come from once-living organisms or not is something that scientists have yet to determine. In addition, this is not the first time that the rover has detected organic matter on Mars.
Has NASA already found aliens on Mars?
Before the launch, Dr Green said: These missions are humanity’s best chance ever to answer the question: “Are we alone in the universe?” Jim Green was instrumental in both missions. He added that “there is a real possibility that one or both will be successful.”
However, this will have far-reaching consequences, and he believes that the Earth is not ready for them.
“It will be a revolution. This will start a whole new way of thinking. I don’t think we are ready for such results,” Green said.
A study published in 2020 shows that planets previously thought to be uninhabitable may once have had suitable conditions for life. Researchers have discovered the chemical phosphine in the dense atmosphere of Venus.
After careful analysis, scientists argue that the only explanation for the source of the chemical is something alive.
Dr. Green said one of the promising signs of life on Mars is that every summer on the planet, the amount of methane present on the surface increases dramatically. The Curiosity rover on Mars also detected molecular oxygen, which increases by up to 30 percent each spring and summer before falling again in the fall.
“It tells us that life can be deep below the surface in the summer. The heat of the soil and therefore is weakened so that the methane can seep out. We have all sorts of indirect observations that perhaps there is microbial life on Mars too,” he explained.
It is likely that life on Mars and Venus can still be sustained underground, and in order to make the surface habitable, Dr. Green proposed terraforming both planets.
He said it was possible to terraform Mars by placing a giant magnetic shield between the planet and the sun, which would prevent the Sun from stripping it of its atmosphere, allowing the planet to trap more heat and warm the climate to make it habitable.
Vatican Knows More About UFOs Than Intelligence Agencies
Are you still sure that intelligence agencies and scientists know more about extraterrestrial civilizations than anyone else? In fact, science centers, the CIA, and individuals like Elon Musk and Bill Gates know less about UFOs and alien visitations than the Pope. You may be surprised to learn that the Vatican has its own space exploration program.
The Vatican Observatory is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See. Originally based in the Roman College of Rome, the Observatory is now headquartered in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, and operates a telescope at the Mount Graham International Observatory in the United States.
Indirect confirmation that the Vatican is “in the know” are the statements of Pope Francis and his predecessor about extraterrestrial life.
Cultists have repeatedly pointed out that people will soon get acquainted with extraterrestrial intelligence, learn more about extraterrestrial civilizations. And there is no doubt that the Vatican takes extraterrestrials more than seriously. For example, the possibility of converting them to Catholicism has been announced.
“Honestly, I wouldn’t know how to answer that,” the Pope replied, explaining that while scientific knowledge has so far ruled out the possibility of other thinking beings in the universe, “until America was discovered, we thought it didn’t exist, and instead it did,” Pope Francis said.
“But in any case, I think we should stick to what scientists tell us, still aware that the Creator is infinitely greater than our knowledge.”
Francis said the one thing he is sure of in the universe and the world we live in is that it is “not the result of chance or chaos,” but rather of divine intelligence.
Yes, the Vatican’s research power pales in comparison to NASA’s latest technological advances, but the facts speak for themselves.
Until the 19th century, this religious organization was known for opening astronomical observatories and scientific schools where young and able scientists were trained in the technique of observing space.
The Vatican Observatory, which still exists today, is one of the oldest and most authoritative on a planetary scale.
But that’s not all. It turns out that the Vatican also has a space program that, according to experts, is not much inferior to the program of the same NASA.
The Vatican has quite modern and powerful telescopes and other observation equipment. The largest telescope observes the universe in the infrared range and significantly exceeds the capabilities of analogues.
And another interesting fact to ponder. While the Vatican conducts space research, more and more people on Earth begin to believe in the reality of extraterrestrial life.
According to statistics, in 1990 this number was estimated at 27% of the world’s population. In 2000 it increased to 33%. Now it is approaching the 65% mark. Thus, the Vatican’s awareness of extraterrestrial life can be seen as a “fire of knowledge”.
Jesuit Father Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, said Christians should consider alien life as an “extraterrestrial brother” and part of God’s creation.
Father Funes said it is difficult to rule out the possibility that other intelligent life exists in the universe, and he noted that a field of astronomy is now actively searching for “biomarkers” in the spectral analysis of other stars and planets.
These potential forms of life could include those that do not require oxygen or hydrogen, he said. Just as God created multiple forms of life on Earth, he said, there may be multiple forms of life throughout the universe.
“This is not contrary to faith, because we cannot place limits on God’s creative freedom,” he said.
“To use the words of St. Francis, if we consider earthly creatures to be ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters,’ why can’t we also speak of an ‘extraterrestrial brother,'” he said.
According to some scientists, the goals and objectives of church officials have changed somewhat. Now they are clearly focused on preparing humanity for an encounter with extraterrestrials.
Potential ‘portal’ discovered that could be a wormhole in our galaxy
Science has long been interested in the so-called wormholes. These are tunnels in space-time, giving, so far only theoretically, the possibility of instantaneous movement between galaxies.
Recently, for the first time, it turned out that in our Galaxy there is an object similar to a wormhole. It is located at a distance of 1566 light years from us, by space standards within easy reach.
Portals between universes or galaxies are theoretically possible, their existence does not contradict the laws of physics. Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen stated this back in the 1930s.
Later, several theories appeared, in their own way explaining the likelihood of such travel using the so-called wormholes.
One such hypothesis compares a wormhole and a black hole. The entrances to them as a region of powerful gravity are very similar. Based on this analogy, scientists hope that tunnels in space-time can be detected, including using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the main purpose of which is to observe black holes.
EHT is a complex of radio telescopes located in different parts of the world. With his help, several discoveries have already been made, last year he found a black hole in the center of our native galaxy
In general, there are supposedly millions of such black holes in the Milky Way, and most importantly, some of them are potentially the mouths of wormholes.
Astrophysicists in the United States and Germany recently discovered the first such object. This is Gaia BH1, an object ten times the size of the Sun, located 1566 light-years from Earth.
Gaia BH1 has a Sun-like star orbiting it. Usually, in such binary systems, the black hole is “fed” by the star, simultaneously emitting powerful X-rays. But this black hole does not attract matter to itself and does not radiate anything. Astronomers conventionally call such mysterious objects “sleeping” black holes. They have never before been found in our galaxy.
This is either a “sleeping” black hole, or a perfectly suitable candidate for the “role” of a wormhole. The discovery was made possible by the highly functional Gaia space telescope and the ground-based Gemini telescopes.
Traditionally, a classical wormhole is represented as a three-dimensional tube in a curved two-dimensional space. This does not contradict general relativity, but most scientists believe that such tunnels are only stable if they are filled with exotic matter of negative energy density, which creates a strong gravitational repulsion and prevents the cavity from collapsing.
However, there are also other opinions. For example, Pascal Koiran, professor of computer science at Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon, published calculations according to which exotic matter is not needed to pass through the wormhole at the level of elementary particles.
Traveling through a wormhole could look like a surreal and disorienting experience. It may appear as if you are traveling through a tunnel of bright light and time is passing by quickly.
You may feel as if you are being transported from one place to another without actually moving. As you move through the wormhole, you could experience changes in gravity or shifts in the space-time continuum.
The inside of the tunnel may appear to be made out of strange and exotic particles, with colors and shapes that seem out of this world. In some cases, the tunnel may even be filled with a mysterious form of energy that seems to be alive.
Wormholes were and remain today the only chance for interstellar flights. So scientists will continue their research, no matter how fantastic they may seem.
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