The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us it seems like an awful waste of space.
With the tremendous amount of worldwide interest in the subject of extraterrestrials and UFOs, scientists have begun believing in aliens. Throughout centuries, several ancient artifacts, witnesses, claims, and evidence have circulated in the media that allowed people to believe in aliens. But still, officially there is no document that proves otherworld beings have been on Earth. Perhaps, the government is hiding the truth to prevent mass chaos.
So, where are the aliens? This question sounds very easy, but it is complicated to answer. Obviously, NASA-like organizations would have never admitted or disclosed anything about aliens even if they had seen one. And individuals who come out with such incredible claims have always been criticized and called “crazy.” People do not want to hear anything unusual unless it has been approved by the government-certified institute or the government itself.
However, the truth will not be hidden for long. Avi Loeb, a Harvard professor of astronomy, breaking his limitations, admitted that aliens indeed visited our solar system and humanity has already witnessed its first contact. In 2018, he published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters arguing that “Oumuamua had been nothing less than humanity’s first contact with an artifact of extraterrestrial intelligence.”
Criticizing his claims, experts on comets and solar systems explained that it was a small, dark object passing very quickly before disappearing. However, Loeb stuck to his claims and believed that Oumuamua is an alien spaceship, powered by a “light sail,” a method for propelling a spacecraft using radiation pressure exerted by the Sun on huge mirrors. Loeb is the only person who claimed so while others want this strange thing to be an interstellar object from another galaxy.
NASA researchers have also begun talking about life outside. Recently, NASA astrobiologist Dr. Lindsay shared her views on alien life. There is nothing spectacular she said in the 90-second video clip. The only positive response we got to hear is Carl Sagan’s quote: “The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us it seems like an awful waste of space.”
From big mammals like whales to microbial life, Earth has different types of organisms. To prove that aliens exist, they just need to find a microscopic life anywhere in the universe.
Have we found any microscopic aliens yet? Well, NASA says “no,” but it does not mean they do not exist. Dr. Milton Wainwright, a Sheffield University professor who has been in controversies since 2013, believes that he found aliens in Earth’s stratosphere.
Whenever we think of an alien, a typical Grey figure pops up in our brain. But it is not true, aliens can be in any shape, color, and size, just different from Earth’s living organisms. In 2013, Dr. Milton sent balloons and a sampler in the upper atmosphere to collect dust samples. He claimed that he had found evidence of the “extraterrestrial organisms” floating 25 miles (40km) above the planet.
In his research, he said that these organisms came from space, not from Earth, and tested positive for DNA. “All the time when you walk outside, you are being pelted with organisms that come from space,” he said. Dr. Milton claimed that these organisms are contained in a microscopic metal globe designed by an intelligent species to ‘seed’ alien life on Earth.
But how can life survive in an absolute vacuum (outer space)? In 2014, the microbiologists from the University of Zurich sent samples of DNA to space. The tiny plasmid spent 13 minutes in a low orbit and returned to Earth after enduring 1,000 C heat. The result shocked everyone, the DNA strand was found to still be intact and with its biological properties. Hence the study suggested: a substance that holds the code for life may be able to survive a short ride in space.
Tardigrades or water bears are the toughest microscopic animals that can survive in any harsh conditions and they may also now be the only (potentially) alive organisms on the Moon after the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the lunar surface. Such discoveries are extraordinary and have the potential to change the faith of humanity. However, Dr. Milton, a Panspermia supporter, faced a lot of criticism from the scientific community, but what if he is telling the truth?
A similar claim was forwarded by NASA scientist Richard Hoover. In 2011, he published a paper claiming to have found fossil evidence for cyanobacteria in carbonaceous meteorites from outer space. Hoover observed slices of meteorites through scanning electron microscopes, and identified filaments and structures that he said resemble the tiny single-celled algae.
These studies hint that life from space has been migrating continuously on Earth and thriving here. According to one Ancient astronaut theory, humans are actually aliens that came here and then settled. Former Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who orbited Moon 75 times in the command module Endeavour, believed that humans are the descendants of ancient aliens.
The reality is not what we have been told and shown. Once Carl Sagan said: “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”
Vicky Verma – Howandwhys