WASHINGTON, D.C. — They may not be “Star Trek”-type extraterrestrials, but we may be close to finding evidence of alien life, a NASA scientist says.
“I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years,” NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday during a panel discussion on water in the universe.
“We know where to look. We know how to look,” she said. “In most cases, we have the technology, and we’re on a path to implementing it. And so I think we’re definitely on the road.”
NASA released a graphic noting that scientists have found evidence or indications of water on a number of celestial bodies, including the dwarf planet Ceres and Jupiter’s moon Europa.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been key to the discoveries, NASA said in a news…
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