Alien Life: This 'Life Detection' Tool May Prove Extraterrestrials Exist
The unsolved case of alien life has long been one of mankind's greatest interests. While some have completely given up on the idea, others keep an open mind just in case extraterrestrial life exists. Recently, The Pentagon hinted at the latter. And we just might have the tool to prove alien life further.
Countless movies and TV shows such as E.T., The Arrival, Prometheus, X-files and Stranger Things among many others prove that we are curious about our existing (or non-existing) neighbours in space. In fact, people's growing curiosity has led them to join the Facebook event called "Storm Area 51", inviting people to raid a highly classified US Air Force base in Nevada, USA that is believed to house alienware. While the raid was meant as a joke, the Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews warned those who were planning to storm the base. After all, military areas aren't meant to be accessed by the general public without proper compliance.
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It has been years and yet we have no concrete evidence. At this point, one would laugh at the idea and think that alien life is mere fiction. Until the United States Department of Defense, also referred to as The Pentagon, officially released footage of unidentified flying objects (UFO) in April 2020. Several documents on UFOs were also released to the public.
Yet, we still have no proof of alien life. Fortunately, a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow who once worked with NASA and Arizona State University created what they call the Assembly Theory which may or may not prove alien existence. According to lead scientist Professor Lee Cronin, this method is the "first falsifiable hypothesis for life detection".
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In future space missions, life-detection instruments using this method can detect biosignatures. Professor Cronin shared, "This is important because developing an approach that cannot produce false positives is vital to support the first discovery of life beyond Earth, an event that will only happen once in human history".