Experts claim that proof of life on Mars could arrive in the next 20 years.
EXCLUSIVE: Experts expect to find proof of life on Mars within the next 20 years, but astrophysicist Sarah Cruddas warns that aliens are more likely to find us first.
Within 20 years, we could have proof of life on Mars – or even sooner if its inhabitants discover us first.
After decades of exploring Mars with unmanned probes, astrophysicist Sarah Cruddas believes it will be a “game-changer.”
However, she cautions that aliens will most likely find us before we find them.
“When you look at the numbers, it’s likely that we’re not alone in the universe,” she told the Brinkwire on Sunday.
“For the entirety of humanity’s existence, we have wondered about it.
We’ll have a definitive answer to that question within the next few decades, if not sooner.
“We’re piecing together the evidence, and we’re likely to come up with a game-changing answer.”
“We know Mars has gotten warmer and wetter, and the conditions for microbial life, or single-celled organisms, have changed as well.”
We simply haven’t been able to demonstrate it.
“It remains to be seen whether it is microbial life or something else entirely.
However, once we have an answer, we can extrapolate to determine how much life there is in the universe.”
Sarah, 38, believes that aliens could arrive at any moment.
“We shouldn’t rule out the possibility that alien life will find us first,” she added.
It’s possible it’s found us already.
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“Alien civilisations may be far more advanced than we are, which means they will almost certainly find us before we find them.”
Sarah investigates unexplained sightings with TV star Craig Charles, 57, in the new Sky History series UFO Conspiracies, which premieres on Tuesday at 9 p.m.
“There used to be a stigma attached to reporting a UFO sighting, but science now tells us we are not alone,” she said.
“In terms of exploration and questioning what else is out there, we are living in the most exciting time of our lives.”