Aliens, or extraterrestrial life, has been the fascination of humanity for decades. The existence of life, especially intelligent life, outside of Earth, would have significant ramifications philosophically and geo-politically.
Several endeavors exist for searching living beings in outer space. These include searches through analysis of radio waves, as well as missions to Mars.
Some assert that Earth has already been visited by extraterrestrials. There have been sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), also called Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), around the world for decades. There has been a push by activists to get governments to release their documentation of UFOs.
Aliens feature heavily in popular culture. They have been depicted as non-sentient monsters, intelligent world conquerors, and superheroes. The world’s most recognizable superhero, Superman, is an alien. This has created both fear and fascination with the idea that humanity may not be alone in the universe.
People got very concerned about viral pictures of creatures looking like 'a headless octopus' crawling out of the sea in South Africa.
Breakthrough Listen is one of the projects of the Breakthrough Initiatives and is a leading mainstream scientific initiative for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
The discovery that Conan the Bacterium could have survived Mars-like conditions suggests that bacteria native to the Red Planet might have developed the capacity to do the same.
According to its developer, the Biofinder can detect minute amounts of bio-residue on a rock, works from a distance of several meters, and takes video.
Israeli mystic Uri Geller was specifically referring to the curious case of Voyager 1, a space probe launched by NASA in 1977, now sending "confused" signals.
Detected in 1977, the Wow! Signal is the strongest candidate for a genuine alien transmission, but where did it come from? This study may have the answer.
NASA’s James-Webb telescope will photograph distant galaxies in an attempt to see how we all began, and search for other forms of life on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter.
INTERGALACTIC AFFAIRS: New mission will investigate the atmosphere of Earth’s seemingly inhospitable neighbor to see if bacteria live in its clouds, and solve other mysteries in the process.
The Venus Life Finder Missions is a private effort by MIT researchers led by Jewish-American scientist Sara Seager and backed by Breakthrough Initiatives.
We never actually see any aliens. Only the potential of their existence concerns anyone, and even this nugget of information is more or less forgotten by the movie’s end.