The year is 2022, and yet, despite all the advanced technology we have, we have yet to find intelligent life outside of our own planet.
With our current telescopes, we can observe objects in space that are over 30 billion light-years away, and although we have discovered trillions of stars and planets, we are still very alone in the universe.
However, this does not necessarily mean that aliens do not exist or have never existed. Here are some logical explanations for why we haven’t found them yet.
They live under the surface
One of the mistakes we might make in our search for aliens is that we assume that they live above the surface of the given moons and planets.
Often we find that conditions on the surface of planets are inhospitable for life, but some planets may have underground worlds hidden beneath their surface, buried deep under bedrock and ice.
We just didn’t notice them
Universe is a very large space, and looking at such a big picture, it’s easy to miss details.
Even if we look at our own planet from a considerable distance from space, our planet may appear quite empty, so when we look at other planets it may be difficult for us to detect hidden life forms, especially if they have not developed sophistication to create large cities and structures.
Humans have already killed all the aliens
Supposedly, Homo sapiens has been around for about 300,000 years, but we only record our own history for the last 5,000 years. This means that about 295,000 years, or 98.3 percent of our history, is completely unknown.
Humans as a species turned out to be very warlike and imperialistic in nature and are thought to have wiped out the Neanderthals. It is possible that at some point in our unwritten history there was a war between humans and aliens, as a result of which the aliens were destroyed.
The aliens are already dead
There is evidence that once there was liquid water on the surface of Mars, but now the planet is dry and lifeless. Could the planet have once been full of life? This seems to be the opinion of many experts.
But if so, what could have happened to the aliens? Well, one possible explanation could be climate change, which could have caused aliens to die out. They could also have died in a natural disaster or meteorite.
They live in another dimension
We often assume that aliens exist in the physical world and that alien life must have common parallels with the life we know and understand according to our own definitions.
We may want to take into account that aliens exist on another world that we cannot access or measure with the tools and knowledge available to us.
We’re looking in the wrong place
In the search for alien life, we have long focused on what is in outer space, but we have not necessarily taken into account that alien life may already be here on Earth, hiding in plain sight.
There’s a lot we still don’t understand about our own planet, and there are even theories that aliens might actually be living under our feet, deep under the earth’s crust. So instead of looking up at the sky, maybe we should dig holes.
They don’t want to be found
There is also the possibility that the aliens know about us, but for some reason do not want us to know about them. Perhaps, after studying us for a while, they simply decided that we were not worth the trouble, or that they were better off just keeping their distance.
Or maybe the aliens are actually secretly manipulating us from behind the scenes and don’t want to blow their cover? Whatever their reasons, they are very good at hiding.
How many alien civilizations are out there?
Here’s a good sign for alien hunters: More than 300 million worlds with similar conditions to Earth are scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy. A new analysis concludes that roughly half of the galaxy’s sunlike stars host rocky worlds in habitable zones where liquid water could pool or flow over the planets’ surfaces.
It took more than half a century for scientists to start pinning down how many planets could feasibly host life. In 1961, astronomers knew of no worlds orbiting stars other than the sun—and although planetary formation theories suggested exoplanets should be common, we had no observational evidence that they existed.
But over the past decade, it’s become clear that planets are extremely common, outnumbering stars in the Milky Way. On average, nearly every star is home to at least one orbiting world.
Finding just one example of life beyond Earth would demonstrate that biology is not a cosmic fluke but rather a probable outcome, given the right ingredients. And considering the amount of habitable real estate in the cosmos, many astronomers say that life is basically an inevitability.
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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