Skip to comments.Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life
Posted on 02/16/2020 1:13:58 AM PST by 4Runner
Three Earth-sized planets orbiting a cool, dim star called Trappist-1 in the constellation of Aquarius will be high up on the hit list. Computer models suggest the Trappist-1 system is among the most promising for finding planets with atmospheres and temperatures that would enable liquid water to exist on the surface.
The James Webb Telescope will be able to tell us whether they have atmospheres like the Earth or Venus, said Meadows. It gives us our first real chance to search for gases given off by life on another planet. Were basically going to get to study Earths cousins.
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And what will the do IF they find any???
Send out a ‘welcome’ beacon or
(my choice) go as quiet as humanly possible.
You could pull up the scenario that any race you find....might be 100 million years more advanced, so it’d be like Einstein trying to converse with a 4-year old kid.
Truly an amazing sight to behold.
...or had passed-on millions of years ago...
The cable TV fantasy show called Ancient Aliens loves to suggest that throughout recorded history, we required the help of extraterrestrials in order to accomplish anything extraordinary on earth, and I often wonder what the point of that is.
“I often wonder what the point of that is.”
...you didn’t build that.
And when they don’t find any aliens, they will draw the obvious scientific conclusion: “We just need more money.”
Probably none, but maybe its time to ask for more grant money.
I think you might be on to something there. The Beatles didn’t write those songs!
Stephen Hawking absolutely believed in the existence of these beings and warned against contacting them for fear that they would view humans as some sort of subhuman life useable only for food.
Christians who take the Word of God seriously know that as these are the last days, these beings are not extraterrestrials but fallen angels and demons serving the Will of God.
The answer to that is between zero and none.
You’ve been watching too much Star Wars.
Heck, if another civilization is only 50 years advanced from us it would be like Einstein trying to converse with a four-year old
Just compare our knowledge base from 50 years ago with that of today. A LINEAR extrapolation of human knowledge (and it’s never ‘linear’) boggles the mind.
Turn those babies around and search around here
Cant you believe I God AND accept the idea that we ma not be alone?
The Beatles didn’t write those songs...oooh, you just brought that ridiculous argument into sharp focus. I think I just felt my blood pressure rise.
Just one question:
WTF have astronomers been doing since the invention of the magic spy glass? Peeking in on the neighbors wife?
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