NASA Says Alien Life Is Out There And It’s Going To Find It: The Four Search Targets

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For all the dancing around the subject the space agency has undertaken for decades, NASA now acknowledges it is committed to finding alien life — and they’re going to do it in the next 10 years. In a recent TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) lecture, a key NASA official admitted that the agency wasn’t taking the search for extraterrestrials seriously, until now. In fact, NASA isn’t simply going to mount a vigorous search for alien life, it has already pinpointed where it will direct its primary efforts. The Daily Star reported last week that NASA’s planetary director James Green revealed at a TED lecture that a new emphasis has been placed on finding alien life. He announced that NASA was now “hot on the pursuit” of extraterrestrials and has identified four so-called “hotspots” where it is believed the evidence of life can be found. They are the following.
The planet Mars and then three moons of the outer planets: Titan, Europa and small Enceladus.
Why these four spots inside our Solar System? According to Green, they have the necessities for the emergence and sustenance of life — water, energy, and organic material. Or, as in the case of Titan, there is a suitable fluid substitute for water that, given the right conditions, may be conducive to providing a platform for living organisms. Green explained that although it is looking more and more as if Mars might only hold evidence of past life, there is now increased interest in discovering if the planet once sustained living organisms. Knowing that water was once abundant on Mars, scientists are eager to search for traces of alien life that could have lived on the Red Planet in the past. “We’re going to launch a series of missions to begin that search for life on Mars,” he told the audience. “And now it’s more appealing than ever before.” Read More: Inquisitr

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