RT.com, 28 June, 2011
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A Russian scientist claims that humankind will not have to wait long before extraterrestrial life is found. He said that the discovery will happen in about 20 years and revealed what aliens may look like.
”The creation of life is as irrevocable as the creation of atoms, as there are fundamental laws which are the same for the whole universe,” Andrey Finkelstein, director of Practical Astronomy Institute told journalists on Monday.
“Life on other planets exists and in 20 years we will find it,” Finkelstein added.
According to the scientist, aliens look pretty much like humans. They have two legs, two arms and a head.
”They may have different skin color, but we also have this. All the time we were searching for extraterrestrial civilization, we were waiting for some signals from space, not vice versa,” Finkelstein said.
Astronomers have so far discovered about 1,000 so-called exoplanets. These are planets located around stars similar to the Sun.
Scientists say that ten per cent of those planets are similar to Earth. The planets could possibly be inhabited providing there is water on them, experts believe.
The announcement comes as the symposium of searching for traces of extraterrestrial life opened in St. Petersburg on Monday.
The gathering is due to draw conclusions to the work aimed at establishing some sort of contact with aliens, which has been ongoing since 1960.
There is a program of active search, which includes sending radio signals from the earth, and so-called passive search, looking for signals from other planets.
|One of the first of many UFO photographs taken by Carlos Diaz-Mexico.|