Does any other alien life exist?
One of the biggest questions to ever be contemplated and researched by scientists, philosophers and many who are curious as to what’s beyond the earth…could any other life exist?
It just so happens that a team from Harvard university seem to have found mysterious energy flashes detected in galaxies far away which may be caused by a species of super advanced aliens firing up their interstellar spacecraft. An astounding development that if it turns out true could make Star Wars and other Sci-Fi programmes a reality.
Discovered in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are intense radio pulses lasting up to a millisecond in which their origins remain unknown, fewer than two dozen being detected and that’s from some of the worlds largest radio telescopes; the findings seem to appear often in remote galaxies billions of lights years away…
Who’s to know what’s causing these results? Beyond the earth we know there is vast open space unknown and undiscovered. There are amazingly uncountable amounts of space going further until it is just a massive blur to us and maybe something that will never quite be solidly answered?
Professor Avi Loeb from the Harvard Smithsonain Centre for astrophysics had said “Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven't identified a possible natural source with any confidence. An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking." He then also added “Science isn’t a matter of belief, it’s a matter of evidence”
It is also explained FBRs can only be observed as brief flashes from Earth’s view as the sail and its host planet, star and galaxy are all moving prior to earth
Overall, in my own opinion, who’s to know what’s beyond us; the vast unknown may never be explained and life must exist, mustn’t it? Something must have happened or been created similar to life on Earth. Logically, there could be technology created by something somewhere other than earth that’s already discovered and maybe even knows we are here. Nothing is answered and all there is are questions that people spend their whole lives searching for the answer. I think there’s other life - no doubt, maybe not similar but definitely life of some kind whether we discover it or not, maybe they will discover us?
Georgia (Year 9)