Привет американской Космические ковбои, Hello American Space Cowboys.
Ok, I think we have TWiUP on the right schedule now, and welcome to a great full edition, now published on Thursday with the caveat of course of something interesting happening in which case I’m gonna roll one out.
This week we’re going to focus on the Russian Director of the Academy of Sciences Applied Astronomy Institute Andrei Finkelstein who made a very provocative prediction last week.
"The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms ... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,"
Let’s jump this fold, find out more of what the man said, see more of the exciting crop circle season, and of course take a look at the week in YouTube captures.
Speaking at an international forum dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, Finkelstein said 10% of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth.
If water can be found there, then so can life, he said, adding that aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head.
"They may have different colour skin, but even we have that," he said.
Finkelstein's institute runs a programme launched in the 1960s at the height of the cold war space race to watch for and beam out radio signals to outer space.
"The whole time we have been searching for extraterrestrial civilisations, we have mainly been waiting for messages from space and not the other way," he said
Well that makes three by my count front line astronomers who have accepted a measure of an extraterrestrial reality.
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.
Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.
The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.
The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article 'Aliens Are My Brother'.
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And this senior astronomer from China.
In a speech at a science forum held in the city of Guangzhou on August 23, a veteran Chinese astronomer with almost 40 years experience claimed that some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft. Professor Wang Sichao is a planetary astronomer at the Purple Hills Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Based on scientific observations of UFOs over his 39 year career, he has concluded that some are powered by antigravity devices
Based on his observations at Purple Hills Observatory and analysis of UFO sightings, Wang was able to conclude that some UFOs are not natural phenomenon, and use antigravity technology. This is how the People’s Daily Online summarized Wang’s reasoning: “Wang also found that in the terrestrial space between the height of 130 kilometers and 1,500 kilometers, UFOs have appeared many times. Their flying speed is … as slow as 0.29 kilometers per second [1000 km/hr] and they can fly in the 1,460 kilometers' height for more than 25 minutes. This means UFOs have the anti-gravity ability. Otherwise, they would fall soon.”
According to a report in another Chinese online newspaper, Sina.com.cn, Wang stated that the extraterrestrials appear to be engaged in a scientific Research and Development mission. This contributed to Wang concluding that Hawking’s views regarding hostile intelligent extraterrestrial life was premature.Wang said: "If they are friendly to us, we can promote the human beings' civilization through exchange and cooperation with them. If they are not, as long as we prepared for their invasion, we can beat them back based on their weaknesses. After all, they are life entities, they would show their slips."
Link to the Exo-Politics Institute
Now in honor of our Russian brother we'll lead off The Week in Youtube with some sightings from Mother Russia.
Happy 4th! Gotta know there would be lots of sightings.
Crop Circle Season!
Now that was some to chew on.
See you on Sunday with an at the Movies edition, until then keep looking up and Namaste friends!