In a fascinating interview with Futurism, professor and deputy head of the department of astronomy at the University of Arizona Chris Impey said that he believes we will have finally discovered proof of alien life.
It also won’t be from another solar system, instead it will be from one of the objects already within our own solar system. “I put my money on detecting microbial life in 10 to 15 years, but not at all detecting intelligent life.” said Impey.
In the interview the academic confirmed that our current efforts to explore the moon Europa could help push us in the right direction for at the very least finding microbial life. While this is certainly promising news NASA hasn’t given up on Europa, in fact in February the space agency confirmed that it would be sending a probe to the moon specifically with the objective of finding at the very least evidence that alien life existed.
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