Imagine a world where humans are not alone. What would a world like that be like? NASA is confident the earth might not be the only breeding planet in this world.
NASA scientists believe 100 million worlds in our milky way may have alien life. They are confident that we will be able to find life out there in the next two decades. How would life change if we found out there is life out in space? Aliens may be more technologically advanced than us or they may simply have a completely different life system. Could this be a reality of War of the Worlds?
NASA made a plan to search for alien life using current telescope technology, and have announced the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite in 2017. NASA thinks we may find alien life in the next 20 years.
“Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over — the possibility we’re no longer alone in the universe,” said Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
“What we didn’t know five years ago is that perhaps 10 to 20 per cent of stars around us have Earth-size planets in the habitable zone,” added Mountain.
NASA says that ground – based and space – based technology including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Kepler Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope might be successful at determining the presence of liquid water, an essential sign of potential alien life.