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Proof of Alien Existence by 2026

Updated on March 1, 2013
Orbiting a Red Dwarf
Orbiting a Red Dwarf
Microbes can live on arsenic
Microbes can live on arsenic
Mono Lake
Mono Lake

Is This Possible?

Seth Shostak, Senior astronomer at the SETI institute in California bets a cup of coffee for everybody in his audience, that there will be proof of alien existence by the year 2026. He says that now, due to new findings; the odds are in his favor.

What are these new findings?

Firstly, scientists have just announced, that there are three times the number of stars they thought there were.

Secondly, scientists had thought that, for planets to sustain life, they would have to be orbiting Suns like our own. As that excluded Red Dwarf stars, which 90% of all the stars are, they had anticipated that only 10% of the stars were capable of having planets that could sustain life.

Three years ago NASA got the top experts together to discuss this. They concluded that, a Red Dwarfs’ planet, could sustain life, although it may not be life as we know it.

This meant that scientists, searching for life on other planets, had billions upon billions of new planets to consider.

Thirdly, at MonoLake in California, a study team discovered that a microbe could live on arsenic. That expands the thinking on how harsh conditions have to be to exclude life.

They had considered that for a planet to have life on it, it would have to be a certain distance from its sun. This was referred to as the “Goldilocks Zone” around each sun. The arsenic incident means that they will have to expand the limits of their Goldilocks Zones.

Lastly, two new studies were published on Wednesday. The first shows that a super hot planet, larger than Saturn, had a large amount of carbon in its atmosphere, something scientists had doubted was possible. The second study shows the existence of four large young planets around one star. This dispels the assumption that scientists had made, that only a limited number of large planets could be present in any one star system.

!0 scientists, interviewed by The Associated Press, agree that all this information means that there is a higher probability of the existence of alien life.


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      triplem77 5 years ago

      Google: What Buzz Aldrin and Niel Armstrong who is probably the most creditable have to say about their landing on the moon? Try searching what Niel Armstrong said about seeing alien crafts on the moon. He claimed that the saw a couple of alien crafts that scared him because they were menacing and extremely advanced. He said "That they basically were warned off and he believes there is an alien base on the dark side of the moon which we never see. Why would we build a space station in space rather then on the moon? And as far as the reverse engineering and the unbelievable advancements in technology in such a short period of time is proof in and of itself. Suppossedly there are hybrids all over the Earth?

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      Necroproductions 5 years ago

      I completely believe it. Honestly, I think that, with all of this space in the universe, it's rather selfish thinking to believe that this race is the only possible intelligent life form. Even without all of the recent discoveries, it is far more then just a small possibility. There must be some form of life out there, we just do not have the technology, or perhaps just the knowledge yet, to find it.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Considering the primordial soup theory postulates that the very compounds that began the creation of life in single cells on Earth were probable arsenic and formaldehyde, I reckon there is some room for life being created from a very different soup in very different conditions.

      But why 2026, do you know something we don't, are you holding out on us?

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I believe the plan is to officially deny the existence of extraterrestrial life whilst quietly declassifying the government documents in the background in order to prevent panic and to desensitize the public via shows such as ancient aliens and UFO hunters.

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      Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

      Voted up. You've chronicled some interesting scientific developments in your hub, rafken.

      Now it's time for Wet Blanket Larry's stoopid question of the day. Why did Shostak pick 2026 as the magic year? Is that when he plans to retire?

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      knowing 6 years ago

      e_l_masom Your last comment tells it all

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      e_l_masom 6 years ago


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      knowing 6 years ago

      Great hub.

      e_l_Mason I considerr your post more of a joke then ii3rittles .ii3rittles is dead on the money,what planet are you on?

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      e_l_Mason 6 years ago from Dallas, Tx

      Great article rafkin. Is the comment above a joke? It has to be.

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      ii3rittles 6 years ago

      They is proof now! Yes, living beings live outside this world, most people call them aliens but by definition, God and his angels are aliens. As they exist outside of this world, so do demons. The demon "aliens" are the ones that look, or appear to be "like human" or "like beast". They (the demons) brought us technology years ago. It really did just fall out of thin air. How do you think all this technology came to be? The governments and scientists reverse engineered this "said" technology and with it created all kinds of crap! Technology is not good in a sense where it emits so much evil in the world, more then good. I know I probably sound like some crazy person, but understanding these things is really quite simple when you think about it.