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If Universe is Ocean, Humans Have Searched For Aliens in Swimming Pool, Claims New Study

by Nirmal Narayanan                  October 10, 2018                   (ibtimes.sg)

• The Italian/American physicist, Enrico Fermi, famously asked, if there are millions of galaxies and stars out there in the deep space, why humans have not met any advanced intelligent alien forms until now?

• ‘It is idiotic to conclude intelligent aliens do not exist nearby just because humans haven’t found them,’ said SETI astronomer Jill Tarter.

• Scientists haven’t found any intelligent extraterrestrials yet just because we have not started looking for them vigorously. A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University has revealed that humans have searched just 0.00000000000000058% of the universe to find potential alien signals. In other words, if the universe was an ocean, humans have searched for aliens in barely a swimming pool’s worth of water.

• For its part, NASA recently revealed that it is working to locate alien civilizations by examining “Technosignatures” of life, including laser emissions, Dyson spheres and heat signatures in deep space.

 

A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University has revealed that humans have searched just 0.00000000000000058% of the universe to find potential alien signals. In layman’s language, if the universe is an ocean, humans have searched for aliens in barely a swimming pool’s worth of water.

        Enrico Fermi

The study, published in the journal arXiv, could have also found the solution to the billion dollar Fermi paradox, which states if there are millions of galaxies and stars out there in the deep space, why humans have not met any advanced intelligent alien forms until now.

The study reveals that scientists haven’t found any intelligent extraterrestrials yet just because we have not started looking for them vigorously. Researchers who took part in the study believe that aliens, somewhere in that ocean of space might be signaling their existence, but until now, we have not looked into that deep corner.

               Jill Tarter

“Suppose I tell you there’s a cool thing happening in Houston right now. I do not tell you where it is. I do not tell you when it is happening. I do not tell you what it is. Is it in a bookstore? Is it a music concert? I give you absolutely no priors. It would be a difficult thing to try and find it. Houston, we have a problem. We do not know what we’re looking for … and we don’t know where to start,” said Shubham Kanodia, a graduate student in astronomy who co-wrote the study at a NASA workshop on Technosignatures.

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Some NASA Astronauts Think Extraterrestrial Are Real And Already Came In Contact With Us

by Stacy Richardson                 September 28, 2018                     (greatlakesledger.com)


• When Buzz Aldrin traveled to the Moon on Apollo 11 (July 1969) he saw a UFO through the window of the spaceship. A few years ago, Aldrin claimed that everything that he had said about the UFO was false, and that he does not believe that aliens are contacting us. However, here are three NASA astronauts who do think that extraterrestrials are real and are watching us:

• Edgar Mitchell – After nearly 20 years at NASA, astronaut Edgar Mitchell said he was 90% sure that the majority of the UFOs recorded since the 1940s belong to “visitors from other planets.” Mitchell said that he’d spoken with world leaders who have come into contact with extraterrestrials and that governments around the world have been hiding it from the public for more than 60 years.

• Deke Slayton – The former director of flight operations at NASA, Deke Slayton, in 1951 saw an alien spacecraft flying at a 45-degree angle. Soon after, it took off and disappeared. Slayton is sure that extraterrestrials are real and visiting us frequently.

• Brian O’Leary – Astronaut Brian O’Leary was part of a team that was headed to Mars before it was cancelled. Upon his retirement, he assured that there are extraterrestrials living on Earth and we should thank them for the huge technological advances.

 

If you had suspicions, or hopes, of the existence of life beyond our planet, there are three NASA astronauts who have no doubts and even think that extraterrestrials are real and watching us.

             Edgar Mitchell

One of the lucky ones who traveled to the Moon on Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, saw an unidentified object through the window of the spaceship. At that time, many media and conspiracy theorists rushed to claim that the aliens were among us.

However, Aldrin clarified the speculations a few years ago when he claimed that everything that had been said about it was false. He added that he does not believe that the aliens came into contact with us.

But, while there many of NASA astronauts are skeptical about extraterrestrial life, on the other hand, there are others who claim that extraterrestrials are real.

          Brian O’Leary

These three NASA astronauts believe that extraterrestrials are real:

           Deke Slayton

Edgar Mitchell, after nearly 20 years at NASA, said he is 90% sure that the majority of the UFOs recorded since the 1940s belong indeed to “visitors from other planets.” He said UFOs are real and that he talked to world leaders who have come into contact with extraterrestrials, but that information is classified. Similarly, he said governments around the world have been hiding it from the public for more than 60 years.

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Are the U.S. Space Forces Starting to Muster?

by John Breeden II                 October 2, 2018                   (nextgov.com)

• With all of the proposals for space-based operations being bandied about in Washington D.C., who is doing what in space?

Space Force – A entirely new and separate branch of the U.S. military, proposed by President Trump. Such a specialized space force could maintain the current technological advantage that the United States may have over China and Russia. A recent proposal by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan called for a tight integration between the new Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office to gather intelligence using satellites. According to an Air Force memo, a new Space Force would initially require 13,000 new personnel and cost $13 billion over the next five years, including $2.2 billion in order to set up a headquarters and $7.2 billion for new assets and equipment.

NASA – The U.S.’s “peaceful” space program, NASA has recently launched a new effort to search for extraterrestrial, intelligent life known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

Space Corps – The 2017 version of Trump’s Space Force that was included in the House of Representative’s fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, but was voted down in the Senate.

Space Command – An alternative to the Space Corps, led by the U.S. Air Force, that would integrate space-based assets, such as military satellites, into the future operations of all branches of service through the development of a Multi-Domain Command and Control system. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is already developing a program called ‘Hallmark’ that will provide better situational awareness in space, especially in the lower Earth orbit zones, which are cluttered with everything from satellites to space junk.

Strategic Support Force – The Chinese operations center that manages its space program, cyberspace and electronic warfare.

[Editor’s Note] Here are some past ExoNews articles on President Trump’s Space Force:
House Panel Lays Foundation for Future Space Force  May 14, 2018
Trump Directs DOD to Establish a Space Force in a Surprise Announcement  Jun 18, 2018
Pence Details Plan for Creation of Space Force in What Would Be the Sixth Branch of the Military  August 9, 2018
New Pentagon Memo Lays Out Action Plan to Establish Space Force by 2020  September 13, 2018

 

When President Donald Trump proposed creating the Space Force as a separate branch of the military, quite a few people ended up scratching their heads. While it would be cool to have a bunch of sleek spaceships like in Star Trek, the sad truth is that we are probably decades or even centuries away from anything close to technology like that, if we ever get there at all. Looked at pessimistically, we would get about as much value out of creating a military branch of time travelers, let’s call them Paladins of the Past, charged with protecting our history from temporal manipulation. It might make for great sci-fi but would not offer much practical value.

We also already have the most advanced, peaceful space program in the world through NASA. Just this spring they launched TESS, the short name for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which is bristling with artificial intelligence designed to optimize the search for extraterrestrial, intelligent life. Nobody else is even close to something like TESS.

But NASA works on peaceful projects, and the idea of a militarized space force has been kicked around Washington for a while. The House included such a provision in the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, calling the new military branch the “Space Corps.” That idea died in the Senate, though the Defense Department was asked to study the issue.

Trump’s support has given the idea new life, and the Air Force was asked to take the lead on proposing what an independent space command might look like. Previously, the Air Force’s focus was on integrating space-based assets, such as military satellites, into the future operations of all branches of service. They have been working on developing a Multi-Domain Command and Control system which would accomplish that.

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