Why are astronomers always looking for extraterrestrial life that is similar to Earth? Can’t life be completely different?
It is indeed true that the search for extraterrestrial life is focused on trying to find life like Earth. Because only those planets that are about as big and heavy as our Earth, and have about the same temperatures, are “habitable”. These are planets with liquid water.
How do we search for life?
One of the methods by which scientists are trying to detect traces of extraterrestrial life is to search for oxygen in the atmosphere of such planets. This oxygen is produced here on Earth by living beings.
You can also look for methane. This gas is also produced in large quantities by terrestrial organisms. In the spectrum of the reflected light of the planet, one can find signs of plant photosynthesis. And so researchers are looking for these “signals” in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets.
But isn’t such an approach an indication of the extreme naivety of astronomers? Or even nonsense? Are we really that arrogant and believe that life everywhere in the universe should look exactly like it does on Earth?
Of course not. Scientists are well aware that life in principle can look completely different. And it is quite interesting, in fact, to imagine life forms living, for example, in the gaseous shell of giant planets.
Or in the atmosphere of a star. Or talk about life that does not require water and carbon. And instead, it is based on silicon. Or imagine that somewhere there is life, consisting only of energy. And existing inside black holes. And so on.
It’s not that astronomers have no imagination. Through their experience, they could probably imagine even more alien lifeforms than the average person. But this is not the main thing. This is a serious, scientific search for this life.
We need to do more than just imagine what life might be like elsewhere. But you also need to find ways to discover this life, if it exists somewhere. But for this we need to know exactly how this life works, how it interacts with the environment and how it affects it. And what effect it can have on the parameters we observe.
At the moment, we know quite well only one kind of life: life on Earth. We understand this type of life well enough to know how it will manifest itself on other planets so that we can find it where it is.
It is useless to imagine any “other” life if we do not know how to find it. We can look for something only if we are sure that, having found it, it will be possible to draw an unambiguous conclusion – the goal has been achieved!
Therefore, it is unfair to demand that astronomers look for “other” life, and not just terrestrial life forms. The fact that researchers do not do this has nothing to do with a lack of imagination.
It would just be pointless. Because we can’t find such “alien” life forms anyway.
And by the way, we are not talking about intelligent beings. The search for intelligent life is a different story. This can happen at any moment. For example, if suddenly an alien spaceship lands on the lawn in front of your house.
The search for intelligent aliens is not anti-scientific (actually, there are many relevant and serious projects on this topic).
However, it is absolutely hopeless. Because while we do not have enough knowledge about life itself. And about how often it can occur in the Universe. And how likely the existence of intelligent life is generally pure speculation.
If we look at the only database we have, ourselves, things look pretty bad. Life has existed on Earth for about 3.5 billion years, and for most of that time it did just fine without intelligence. It only appeared in the last few hundred thousand years. And, very likely, will disappear again in a few hundred thousand years.
Of course, researchers still speculate about the “other” life. This idea is even devoted to a whole science – astrobiology.
Astrobiology explores alternative conceptions of life. And how life can function in a variety of conditions. But so far there is no reliable evidence of the existence of any life that did not originate on Earth. And no one knows how these kinds of life work.
And we just don’t know what to look for at all.
Researcher discovered mysterious structures on the Moon
Renowned ufologist and virtual archaeologist Scott Waring is back in
the spotlight with his latest discovery: mysterious structures on the
surface of the Moon.
In photographs of the Moon obtained by the American space agency NASA, he discovered something that raises many questions.
discovery became the subject of discussion among lovers of the
mysteries of space. The ufologist said that the photograph was published
by NASA just a few days ago, and immediately after that he began a
detailed analysis of it.
According to Waring, the photograph shows
structures that could not have formed naturally. These unusual objects
could have been built by extraterrestrial civilizations, the researcher
the most surprising thing is that, according to Waring, NASA is not
even trying to hide this information. Skeptics argue that if evidence of
alien intervention was actually found on the Moon, the agency would try
to hide such facts.
However, Waring believes that the agency is
deliberately disclosing this information to generate public interest and
attention to aliens.
The researcher also calls on NASA to provide
more details about the origin of these mysterious structures and
conduct more research.
The 1933 UFO Crash in Italy: The First and Forgotten Roswell?
When we think of UFO crashes, the first thing that comes to mind is
the famous Roswell incident of 1947, when a mysterious object crashed on
a ranch in New Mexico, sparking decades of speculation and controversy.
what if Roswell was not the first, nor the only, UFO crash on Earth?
What if there was an earlier and more obscure case that involved a
fascist dictator, a secret department, and a possible cover-up by the US
That is the intriguing story of the 1933 UFO crash in
Italy, which has recently resurfaced thanks to new allegations and
evidence from researchers and former intelligence officials.
According to these sources, a bell-shaped flying saucer crashed near Magenta, a town west of Milan, on June 13, 1933.
craft was reportedly recovered by the Italian authorities and taken to a
nearby airfield, where it was examined by a team of experts led by none
other than Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio.
known about the first “UFO” case in Italy: the fascist regime
immediately secreted the story. It was Roberto Pinotti, founder and
secretary of the National UFO Center, who tried to dissolve the mist of
mystery that surrounds the case.
At the “Ufology” conference,
which was held near Lake Maggiore, in Arona, he explained that “the
remains of the UFO, which in the drawings is described as a cylindrical
aircraft, with a bottleneck at the end, with portholes on the side, from
which white and red lights came out, were taken to the Siai-Marchetti
warehouses in Vergiate, where they remained for 12 years.
bodies of the pilots, preserved in formalin, were studied for a long
time. It is known that they were 1.80 tall, had light hair, and
oriental-looking blue eyes.
is therefore understandable why Mussolini thought they were German
pilots, despite the authoritative contrary opinion of Marconi himself.
hypothesis advanced by Pinotti could also redefine the history of the
pre-war period: “The Duce believed, perhaps, that it would be
appropriate to ally himself with a military power like that of Nazi
Germany, capable of producing an aircraft never seen before, rather than
having her as an enemy.”
The craft itself was said to be made of
an unknown metal that was resistant to heat and corrosion, and had a
complex propulsion system and electromagnetic fields.
dictator Benito Mussolini, who was fascinated by the phenomenon, ordered
the creation of a secret department called “Gabinetto RS/33” (or RS/33
Cabinet) to study the saucer and its technology. The department was
headed by Marconi and included scientists, engineers, and military
officers. Their goal was to reverse-engineer the alien craft and use it
for military purposes.
their plans were thwarted by the end of World War II, when Italy was
invaded by the Allied forces. According to some accounts, the American
troops seized the saucer and its remains and shipped them to the US,
where they became part of a covert program that collected and studied
multiple “non-human” flying saucers.
This program was allegedly
overseen by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a highly secretive
intelligence agency that operates spy satellites.
of this program was recently revealed by David Grusch, a former NRO
officer who claims to have firsthand knowledge of it. Grusch says that
he has seen documents and photos that prove that the US government has
obtained several alien crafts over the years, including the one from
Italy in 1933. He also says that he has spoken to other former
intelligence officers who were part of the program and confirmed his
The 1933 UFO crash in Italy may be one of the oldest and
most forgotten cases in UAP history, but it may also be one of the most
important ones. It may hold clues to the origin and purpose of these
mysterious visitors, as well as their impact on human history and
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