Nobel Prize Winner Believes We Could Discover Alien Life Within 30 Years

Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and Geneva University Didier Queloz.

HUMANITY WILL make contact with alien life far sooner than you might think, according to one prominent scientist.

Nobel Prize winner professor Didier Queloz says he’s convinced we’re not alone in the universe and that he believes we could find life on another planet within 30 years.

The Swiss astronomer, 53, works at the University of Cambridge and was one of three scientists to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics this week.

Speaking in London on Tuesday, he said: “I can’t believe we are the only living entity in the universe. There are just way too many planets, way too many stars and the chemistry is universal.

“The chemistry that led to life has to happen elsewhere.”

Queloz added that he’s certain alien life will have been detected from Earth within the next century.

However, he said it’s realistic that a machine capable of detecting biochemical activity on distant planets could be built within 30 years.

Currently, scientists know of a number of so-called exoplanets — worlds outside of our solar system — that could harbor life, but don’t have the equipment to spot life.

A machine that detects biochemical activity from afar would grant experts the ability to find life at great distances. Once built, it’s likely only a matter of time until we get a positive hit.

Queloz split this year’s Nobel for physics with colleague and fellow Swiss Professor Michel Mayor.

They were honored for finding an exoplanet that orbits a sun-like star.

Mayor and Queloz started a revolution in astronomy when they discovered 51 Pegasi B, a gaseous ball comparable with Jupiter, in 1995.

The find was made at a time when, as Mayor recalled, “no one knew whether exoplanets existed or not.”

That was “the first step in our search for, ‘Are we alone?’” said astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University.

More than 4,000 exoplanets have since been found in the Milky Way and scientists think one out of every four or five stars have planets.

“We have 200 billion stars out there in our galaxy alone, so I like our chances,” Kaltenegger said.

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Source: New York Post

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James Clayton
James Clayton
12 October, 2019 2:55 pm

We need to be beaming NATIONAL ALLIANCE radio into space so that intelligent life there may discover that there’s intelligent life on Earth.

White Warrior
White Warrior
12 October, 2019 3:34 pm

I think the good Professor has been watching far too much Star Trek. What does he mean by life? Intelligent life, bacteria, fungi or a planet full of blood sucking kikes!! If he wants kikes he need look no further than earth. The only hope for any form of life in our immediate vicinity might be on a moon of Jupiter or a moon of Saturn. Even if intelligent life exists on a planet some 50 light years away, so what – we will never be able to visit them. The good Doctor needs to focus on improving and expanding the white race. The most intelligent life on earth, the white race, is about 11% of the earth’s total population. We need to focus on that 11% and do all… Read more »

Jupiter II
Jupiter II
15 October, 2019 12:22 pm

Do a search of Google with the phrase “Scientists believe intelligent extraterrestrial life will be found within a decade” (or some variant of that) and you will discover news articles going back at least ten years (if not longer) so this NV article covers no new ground. In fact, as the discovery of intelligent alien life reaches this goalpost without being discovered, the media (and scientists) keep moving the goalpost further afield. In other words, this is what we get: “Scientists believe intelligent life will be discovered by 2025”. Then, when that doesn’t happen: “Scientists believe intelligent life will be discovered by 2035”. Then, when that doesn’t happen: “Scientists believe intelligent life will be discovered by 2045”. Then, when that doesn’t happen: “Scientists believe intelligent life will be discovered by… Read more »