NASA scientists claim to know where to find alien life. The Red Planet has previously offered hints about life. The Red Planet has previously offered hints about life. (Photo by GETTY). For years, scientists have been looking for a lot of evidence of life in the universe. Some planets such as Mars and Venus have offered some hope in the form of microscopic organisms, such as methanogens. In 2019, efforts were stepped up after the Curiosity rover discovered traces of methane in the Red Planet's atmosphere. However, further investigations have been fruitless. Then there was the groundbreaking discovery of phosphine on Venus - a toxic gas whose presence often indicates the presence of life. Again, however, nothing was found. However, efforts in extraterrestrial life search (SETI) and extraterrestrial intelligence messaging (METI) methods have skyrocketed since the beginning of the Decade. So much so that in 2015, then-NASA scientist Ellen Stofan announced that by 2025, scientists would likely detect the first signs of alien life in space. Speaking in a discussion focused on the space agency's efforts to find habitable worlds and alien life, she said: "I think we're going to have strong signs of extraterrestrial life within a decade and I think we're going to have real evidence within 20 to 30 years. We know where to look," the scientist said.

NASA scientist claims to know where to find alien life

NASA scientists claim to know where to find alien life.

NASA scientist claims to know where to find alien life

The Red Planet has previously offered hints about life. (Photo by GETTY).

For years, scientists have been looking for a lot of evidence of life in the universe. Some planets such as Mars and Venus have offered some hope in the form of microscopic organisms, such as methanogens. In 2019, efforts were stepped up after the Curiosity rover discovered traces of methane in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

However, further investigations have been fruitless. Then there was the groundbreaking discovery of phosphine on Venus – a toxic gas whose presence often indicates the presence of life. Again, however, nothing was found.

However, efforts in extraterrestrial life search (SETI) and extraterrestrial intelligence messaging (METI) methods have skyrocketed since the beginning of the Decade.

So much so that in 2015, then-NASA scientist Ellen Stofan announced that by 2025, scientists would likely detect the first signs of alien life in space.

Speaking in a discussion focused on the space agency’s efforts to find habitable worlds and alien life, she said: “I think we’re going to have strong signs of extraterrestrial life within a decade and I think we’re going to have real evidence within 20 to 30 years. We know where to look,” the scientist said.

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