Aliens may have already visited Earth, says NASA scientist

US researcher suggests that humans may have failed to see extraterrestrial beings as they could look vastly different from carbon-based organisms

Published: 07th December 2018 07:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2018 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

Aliens might have visited earth in the past, but humans may not have noticed them as they may look very different from the way we visualise them, says Silvano P Colombano, a scientist at the NASA Ames Research Centre in Mountain View, California.

In a research paper, Colombano suggests that humans may have failed to see extraterrestrial beings which came to earth as they may not be similar to carbon-based organisms, according to a report published in the Independent.

His research paper was submitted as part of SETI’s Decoding Alien Intelligence workshop.

“I simply want to point out the fact that the intelligence we might find and that might choose to find us (if it hasn’t already) might not be at all produced by carbon-based organisms like us,” Colombano wrote in the paper.

Colombano says the scientific community either avoids or overlooks research on UFO phenomena because they assume that researching it would be futile as the likelihood of extraterrestrial travel is low and the likelihood of hoaxes is high.

The scientist further says that humans must reconsider what civilisation may look like in future considering the rapid technological development. Humans may have a “real problem predicting technological evolution even for the next thousand years, let alone six million times that amount,” Colombano said in the paper.

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  • Damien Murray

    Perhaps alines are composed of dark matter
    9 days ago reply
  • Parab D. V.

    It is not clear aliens or their AI operating spacecrafts had visited us in past. We must make our advanced super powered spacecrafts to reach our neighbouring planets or their moons to make them habitable for human beings in future. Instead of making statues everywhere on our planet earth.
    10 days ago reply
  • Emmanuel Dasi

    if you believe in God
    10 days ago reply
  • Stein Ein

    Well 2 aliens are named Akbaruddin and Asaduddin are in "Bhagyanagar". They have no brain - just a device to remotely control them from a Karachi room.
    10 days ago reply
  • WSP

    This is not a news at all. We humans have been knowing this for at least a 3000 years. They very much live among us
    10 days ago reply
  • Krish

    Very true. Scientists should not have a narrow mind on how life would exist in the Universe. They should not have any inhibitions on different forms of life that could exist elsewhere in the universe. Life
    11 days ago reply
    • Parab D. V.

      It is not clear aliens or their AI operating spacecrafts had visited us in past. We must make our advanced super powered spacecrafts to reach our neighbouring planets or their moons to make them habitable for human beings in future. Instead of making statues everywhere on our planet earth
      10 days ago reply
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