I believe, as I think most people do, that everything has an opposite and everything is in relation to something else, that’s just the way it is. So what about life existing on another planet somewhere in another universe/solar system?

As a child, I would lay down on the back garden at night, away from artificial lights and look up at the stars, watching out for ‘Strange lights’ sometimes convincing myself that the single white lights I occasionally saw in the highest part of the stratosphere (Or whatever it’s called) must have been UFO’s!

Then, as if by magic to feed my imagination, Close Encounters of the Third Kind swept across the cinemas. Even though I didn’t like mashed potatoes, I’d try to replicate the iconic mountain scene, which mum didn’t seem to appreciate.

For years I’d be fascinated with the possibility of life far, far away, but soon discovered life on planet earth was at times, pretty alien and equally fascinating.

Fast forward to the present and the super powers have spent billions of trillions on the exploration of space for reasons that are partially shared through the media and reasons that remain shrouded in secrecy.

The bottom line is, regarding the possibility of life existing on another planet, is that opinions and beliefs are split. Some people believe there must be some kind of intelligent life in the millions of galaxies that had been discovered so far, whilst some people don’t believe that it’s possible for the stars to align so perfectly and fortuitously to support intelligent life elsewhere.

Walking through towns and cities, people watching as I do, I occasionally wonder if I am walking past an alien,  or walking past a person who has an alternative view on life elsewhere. Did these people who walk past me lay gazing up at the stars when they were children looking out for UFOs. I really hope so because I wouldn’t like to think I was alone in believing there must be something else out there.



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  1. If conditions are met elsewhere life happened. Part of the problem in the billions of systems and billions of years, our chances of contacting intelligent life still in existence is a multi-million years-ago gap. When Hubble took the deep space photos and all those galaxies appeared, it was from light emitted billions of years ago that just happened to hit the telescope over an eleven day period. The odds are pretty slim that in several lifetimes we would find anything intact out there.

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      1. I think so too. I don’t however, based on science fiction and the constant dystopian nature of those meetings, think it would go well—if not for us, then them. There may be good reason we were marooned to this speck of dust on the outskirts of the galaxy. But, I like the idea of finding friendly. It would be very intriguing to see a truly advanced civilization to show us how to break the chains of the two ways were so accustomed to bickering over.

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  2. Former NASA scientist John Brandenburg has contended that the atmosphere of the planet Mars contains nuclear isotopes pointing to a nuclear explosion over half a million years ago. Does that indicate ancient, highly intelligent, very aggressive life beyond our planet? Maybe.

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  3. Did you know Thomas Jefferson was the first politician to publically report a UFO siting? I digress, what I really want to say is science fiction embraces possibilities, but not even the greatest science fiction can match imagination of those who embrace cosmic wonder. Cosmic wonder is pure of heart, it belongs to those who gaze at night skies with acceptance of all that is possible. 🙂

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    1. No, I didn’t know that. I remember seeing several white lights one night way up in the stratosphere, all in a line, no blinking coloured lights to indicate aeroplanes. And they moved slowly and disappeared almost simultaneously. I’m sure there must have been a rational explanation but as a boy, I was excited

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