Saturday, June 15, 2013

Life is full of fiction

When I was little, every time I heard "aliens" I thought "fake","fiction". And some of you might as well do so, and thats why I'm here. To show you how fiction can become reality. How there can be life out there. 

"It's 99% certain that there is life on mars"- According to Mirror Uk News, on july 1976, the Viking 1 Probe touched down on Mars and failed to find traces of life - but now, three decades later, scientists think the experiment was flawed. Mathematical analysis of the samples concluded that salts in the soil from Mars threw off initial estimates- and that the soil samples show strong evidence of microbial life. 

If we already found so much evidence of the possibility of life so close to us, it may mean that there are a lot of civilizations or maybe a "United Planets of the Universe". But we are getting ahead of ourselves in thinking that just because we found chances of life, that there are millions of intelligent civilizations.... or are we?

People claim  to have seen U.F.O's, but its not very convincing. We can't base such a giant theory on a streak of light that people claim to be U.F.O's. There is so much technology in photoshop these days, that we can't trust videos either. Thats why we have to look for facts, chances and percentages. Like this one: "In the past years the Kepler space observatory has found hundreds of planets just around nearby stars." TEDed explains. Now, if we extrapolate that data, there might be half a trillion planets just in our galaxy.... And even if say, only 1 out of 10,000 planets have conditions to support life (which is a ridiculously small amount) that would still be an astonishing 50 million possible life harboring planets just in the milky way.
  The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is an image taken in 2004, of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax. It's the deepest image of the universe ever taken at that time, which reveals about 10,000 galaxies visible. 
Now, if we multiply that data thinking still that there are 50 million possible life harboring planets in a galaxy (if we still think about 1 out 10,000 can offer life) that would still be 500,000,000,000 life harboring in that tiny spot of this immense universe. 

If there is so much chances of planets spawning life in such a tiny spot, there has to be at least 1 planet with life. It would be selfish to think we are the only ones in this universe, especially when all facts and chances point to the possibility of life.

But "aliens" don't have to be green with 2 antennas on their head. They are just another type of living organisms. The word alien means: relating or belonging to another country : FOREIGN. 
But why do we imagine aliens so advanced? Well, our planet was created 9.1 billion years later after the big bang. So there certainly were huge amounts of planets if just a few of them spawned intelligent life, their technologies would have millions of years to grow.

Now, even if in some planets there isn't oxygen or water or maybe its unthinkably cold, there can still spawn life there. Scientists have found extremophiles here on earth. Extremophiles are living organisms that live in extreme conditions. There is one bacteria that live's in Antarctica, on one of the coldest, driest desserts on earth.   There is no reason there isn't life in super cold or hot planets. 

I know many people who believe if they don't see it, its not true. If you are one of those I just want to say; look around you. Even the most common thing are the most unbelievable things. Come on, everyday millions of people travel , flying through the seas, defying gravity, something people didn't even dream about. But sometimes dreams can become reality. Remember, life is full of fiction.

-Mirror Uk News
-Keith Mason

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