Every year, NASA discovers hundreds of other planets. Usually these ‘exoplanets’ don’t have a major meaning, but scientists found one yesterday that could change that. The European Southern Observatory has discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest star. This one is different from the others, which means that a possibility of aliens is anything but a reality.
NASA AND EUROPE TEAM UP TO FIND ALIENS; THE EARTH IS NOT ALONE
NASA tends to get all the credit for major space discoveries, but it’s the European Southern Observatory that’s grabbing the headlines now. According to scientists, Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star. This red dwarf is smaller and cooler than our sun. Yet it is warm enough to support life on other planets. Life on this new exoplanet will be very different from life on Earth. If there are aliens out there, they won’t see the beautiful blue sky we see. Instead, a dark red.
ALIENS POSSIBLE BUT NASA WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT EARTH
While this new discovery is exciting for NASA and scientists, don’t expect aliens to show up just yet. Scientists want to know more about Earth. No extraterrestrial life yet. Of course, it would be nice to find extraterrestrial life. This is the outcome that everyone ideally desires. It’s far in the future, though. We still have so much to learn on our own planet. Scientists believe that by examining similar species, we can begin to unravel the mysteries here. Once we understand this, finding intelligent life is the next step.
WILL ALIENS FIND NASA AND EARTH FIRST?
While scientists are busy here, extraterrestrial life is out there. They won’t wait for us to catch up on technology. They will find us before we find them. Some think it has already happened. The only way to find them first is if humans are the most advanced species in our immediate vicinity. Life on other planets could mean microorganisms. On the other hand, we might be the ones being watched. As always, the answer is up for debate.