NASA confirms Extraterrestrial life DOES exist on other planets

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) predicts that 100 million worlds in our galaxy can host alien life. The US space agency has spoken for the first time about life on other planets and they are certain it DOES exist.

Many scientists believe we are not alone in the universe. It's probable, they say,
that life could have arisen on at least some of the billions of planets thought to
exist in our galaxy alone -- just as it did here on planet Earth

NASA has already discovered more than 5,000 planets that could sustain life and many more are likely to be found. Having made the astonishing claims during a conference in Washington, NASA now hopes to scour the universe in hope of finding these alien life-forms
During a public talk yesterday in Washington, the space agency outlined a roadmap to search for life in the universe using a number of current and future.

"Sometime in the near future, people will be able to point to a star and say, 'that star has a planet like Earth'," says Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Astronomers think it is very likely that every single star in our Milky Way galaxy has at least one planet."

Today’s modern telescopes can look at hundreds of stars and tell if they have one or more orbiting planets.

“Astronomers think it is very likely that every single star in our Milky Way galaxy has at least one planet.”

Mars and a number of moons in our solar system have been the focus of the search for alien life for decades.

According to Seth Shostak of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), by 2040 astronomers will have scanned enough star system to give themselves a great shot discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals.
This decade has seen the discovery of more and more super Earths,
which are rocky planets that are larger and heftier than Earth.

NASA plans to launch new telescopes in the next few years, including the incredible Webb Space Telescope.

“The James Webb Space Telescope and the next advances are happening now. These are not dreams – this is what we do at NASA.”

The James Webb Space Telescope will be one of the primary instruments scientists use to continue the search for planets outside our solar system.

“This technology we are using to explore exoplanets is real,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), previously known as
Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), is a planned space observatory
scheduled to launch in October 2018.

The NASA roadmap will continue with the launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite (TESS) in 2017, the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb Telescope) in 2018, and perhaps the proposed Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope - Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (WFIRST-AFTA) early in the next decade.

“It’s within our grasp to pull off a discovery that will change the world forever. “ said Matt Mountain, director and Webb telescope scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. “It is going to take a continuing partnership between NASA, science, technology, the U.S. and international space endeavors, as exemplified by the James Webb Space Telescope, to build the next bridge to humanity’s future.”

"Just imagine the moment, when we find potential signatures of life. Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over -- the possibility we're no longer alone in the universe." said Mountain.

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