SETI Institute Astronomer Tells House Committee Alien Life Should be Found Within 20 Years

May 22, 2014 6:01 AM

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Despite the fact that no life beyond our planet Earth has been found in the solar system, scientists at the SETI Institute in Califronia say that within 20 years, the existence of alien life should be confirmed. Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at SETI, told the House Science and Technology committee that there is an on-going three-way race to learn whether or not life exists in this solar system or beyond.

Up until now, most funding and efforts for finding life on other planets has focused within the solar system on Mars and outside the system on moons that may harbor life. Exomoons is one area that astronomers would like to have more of a chance to study.

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