2016 has been extremely exciting and we have made a number of discoveries that according to many experts are telltale signs that indicate there is a REAL chance we are NOT alone in the universe, and 2017 may be the year we find conclusive evidence.
As never before, mankind is pushing the boundaries of our solar system in search for alien life. With numerous satellites and rovers on Mars, it seems that it is just a matter of time before we find evidence of life on other worlds.
In 2016, scientists detected numerous signals from deep space that may have been emitted by intelligent alien civilizations.
Even though many experts warn we must remain calm, and that the signals may be ANOTHER false alarm, there is significant hope that this year, we will finally find alien life at least microbial, in our solar system.
Speaking top Express.co.uk, Dr. Simon Foster, a physicist from Imperial College London said:
“In the past, when we thought we had discovered aliens previously, it was a new form of star called the pulsar. We don’t know hardly anything, and when we come up against something we don’t know or doesn’t fit into out current understanding, it is quite nice to say that it could be aliens, whereas a lot of it is just a phenomena that we haven’t discovered.
“Either way there is a breakthrough just around the corner.”
Jupiter and Saturn may be a great place to look for aliens say, experts. With our probes orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, many scientists are optimistic that 2017 may be the year when we finally find life on another planet or moon.,
Dr. Foster believes that Cassini, the probe currently studying Saturn and its moons, is the most likely to yield results. Dr. Foster believes that the Cassini mission –set to end next September— could make a ‘startling’ discovery.
“What’s interesting is that one of [Saturn’s] moons, Enceladus, is an icy moon and that leaves the tantalizing prospect of looking for life.
“The concentration has been on Mars, and I think moons like Enceladus and Europa, there is a good prospect of finding life – microbial that is.”
Furthermore, newly discovered planet, orbiting Proxima Centauri, only four light years from Earth could be another place where alien life is likely to exist.
Professor Phillip Lubin, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, told Universe Today: “The discovery of a possible planet around Proxima Centauri is very exciting. It makes the case of visiting nearby stellar systems even more compelling.”
This year, astronomers will use a collection of MASSIVE telescopes, including the European Extremely Large Telescope, to carefully monitor Proxima b and its sun in hopes of discovering alien life.