I’m not really the kind of person who dwells much on comtemplating whether or not there is life outside our planet. Call me earth-centric if you wish, but sometimes dealing with human beings can be quite a chore, so I don’t really have much energy to waste on the uncertainty of to deal with people from outer space. If they ever come about, I’ll do my best to make them feel welcome, but in the meanwhile, I don’t really feel any need to wonder about them too much. However, I just found an interesting article which discusses ten pieces of evidence suggesting there must be extraterrestrial life. Clicking the topics will forward to you a full version of this cool article. Enjoy your reading, and remember where the truth is at!
1. 1976, The Viking Mars landers detect chemical signatures indicative of life
2. 1977, The unexplained extraterrestrial “Wow!” signal is detected by an Ohio State University radio telescope
3. 1996, Martian “fossils” are discovered in meteorite ALH80041 from Antarctica
4. 2001, A more rigorous estimate of the “Drake equation” suggests that our galaxy may contain hundreds of thousands of life-bearing planets
5. 2001, The red tinge of Jupiter’s moon Europa proposed to be due to frozen bits of bacteria, which also helps explain the mysterious infrared signal it gives off
6. 2002, Russian scientists argue that a mysterious radiation-proof microbe may have evolved on Mars
7. 2002, Chemical hints of life are found in old data from Venus probes and landers. Could microbes exist in Venusian clouds?
8. 2003, Sulphur traces on Jupiter’s moon Europa may be the waste products of underground bacterial colonies
9. 2004, Methane in the Martian atmosphere hints at microbial metabolism
10. 2004, A mysterious radio signal is received by the SETI project on three occasions – from the same region of space