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Lately, a handful of new discoveries make it seem more likely that we are not alone — that there is life somewhere else in the universe.
In the past several days, scientists have reported there are three times as many stars as they previously thought. Another group of researchers discovered a microbe can live on arsenic, expanding our understanding of how life can thrive under the harshest environments. And earlier this year, astronomers for the first time said they'd found a potentially habit
Originally posted by Animatrix
Everyone seems to believe and hopes that when they finally do disclose something itll be a huge, earth shattering announcement about alien signals that were detected or they have already landed here etc but youre right, it wont be anything like that at all, it will be microbial.
It will probably be an announcement that microbial life was found on a probe that gathered dust from a comet or asteroid.
I think most scientists already realize that there is microbial life on several moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn and probably on Mars as well.
However, until we send man there or a probe that specifically looks for life, that "proof" is just out of their reach, at least the "proof" that theyre allowed to announce anyway.edit on 8-12-2010 by Animatrix because: (no reason given)