Not only NASA‘s chief scientist believe alien life forms likely exist, she claims that the space agency knows where is more likely to be found and could begin finding signs of extraterrestrial life in the coming decades.
While she spoke about water in the universe last Tuesday on a discussion panel, NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan said she believes the first signs of alien life could come by 2025, she also said that probably more concrete evidence of extraterrestrial life could be coming in the next two or three decades.
She said: “We know where to look. We know how to look, (…) In most cases we have the technology, and we’re on a path to implementing it, so I think we’re definitely on the road.”
Although Stofan predicts we’re likely not alone in the universe, she also said she expects alien life won’t be the classic science fiction “little green men.”
“We are talking about little microbes.” she said.
Water is one of the elements NASA’s looks for as necessary to accommodate life and in the quest of finding habitable planets apart from Earth. Water has been found in surprising places, including the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
It’s only a matter of time before NASA could strike on evidence proving the existence of alien life while they investigate all these worlds.