Representatives of American space Agency NASA said about the upcoming conference, which will showcase some of the sensational discoveries in the field of astrobiology — perhaps some proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life. In any case, the relevant data appeared in some media.
According to several media reports, among the participants of the press conference will be, including James Elser of the NASA funded astrobiology program Follow the Elements, as well as the employee of the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA, Steven Benner, author of articles on possible life on Mars Pamela Conrad, oceanographer Felisa of Full-Simon is studying the possibility of photosynthesis using arsenic.
However, in all probability, the information is “duck” — at the moment no information about the above press conference on the website of the American space Agency there, but the event fitted the description, took place at the end of 2010. No truly sensational statements then made were not. In all probability, recently any of the not-too-conscientious journalists have taken (or deliberately given) old news, the recent. Like, for example, occurs almost every year in late August, in blogs and some media gets information that Mars will appear larger than the moon in the night sky (although from a scientific point of view this is impossible, and if it somehow happened it would cause much more serious consequences than an unusual sight).
However, even if the news turns out to be fake (which is likely), this does not mean that experts from NASA, don’t believe in the existence of life outside our planet. For example, recently in an interview with “Moskovsky Komsomolets” American astronaut and researcher Tom Jones said that the Universe is so many stars and planets, that the existence of life or even civilizations on some of them quite likely. Later a similar opinion was expressed by the head of NASA Charles Bolden. However, in both cases, the experts called upon to separate hypotheses about the possible existence of life on other planets openly pseudoscientific rumors about aliens and flying saucers visiting Earth.Related posts: