UFOs & ETs

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Belief in ET will soon replace faith in GOD

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1136645/alien-news-aliens-proof-god-science-space-ufo-sighting-2019

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News Published In Mainstream & Pop-Science Media:

[Scroll down for the majority of published, peer-reviewed, scientific evidence featured on this page.]

A comprehensive [peer-reviewed] study… published in The Astrophysical Journal [2019]… that spanned more than 3 years… found no evidence of extraterrestrial life among more than 1,300 stars in close proximity to Earth… ‘[W]e are left with zero candidates,’ the study reads.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/no-alien-life-stars-study

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A[nother 2019] study… [also] published in The Astrophysical Journal drastically cuts the number of planets that could potentially host intelligent life… [by revealing] that complex ecosystems like ours cannot [even] exist in most regions of [galaxies’ so-called] habitable zone[s]…  The extra parameters needed for complex carbon-based life to exist, such as eradicating poisonous gases… severely limit the number of exoplanets that could potentially host life…

https://www.foxnews.com/science/extraterrestrial-life-scarcer-study

[ASND wonders why Fox News was the only major news media outlet to publicize those two studies (as they were the only publishers of other stories featured on this page).  Hmm…]

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[M]ainstream news outlets [incessantly] announce confidently, ‘Earth’s Twin Discovered!‘ or ‘Second Solar System Found!‘ or ‘New-Found Planet Looks Right for Aliens.‘  Type in any of these dramatic pronouncements on the search engine of your choice, and it will yield millions of results, citing newspaper and journal articles going back a decade or more…  What about articles pointing out that the probability of finding a “second Earth” or a world even remotely habitable by life of any kind is vanishingly small?  They tend not to get much publicity because a realistic analysis of the data just doesn’t make for good click-bait.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/far-amp-away-above-average

[ASND, however, has provided below virtually all of the available Internet-published mainstream media articles stating the actual truths about ETs and UFOs.]

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2019: NASA Experiment Creates Life?
… it’s important to note NASA has not created life itself in [this or any other] experiment… [and w]e don’t have concrete evidence of life elsewhere…

https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-was-able-to-recreate-the-origins-of-life-and-the-results-are-shocking

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No aliens — again [and again, and again, and again, and…] [2018]
Mysterious FBI closing of Sunspot solar observatory is finally explained

https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article218527420.html

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Bermuda Triangle mystery ‘solved,’ scientists claim [2018]

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/01/bermuda-triangle-mystery-solved-scientists-claim.html

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2018 Signal detected by amateur astronomer came from long-lost satellite,                    NASA confirms

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/02/01/signal-detected-by-amateur-astronomer-came-from-long-lost-satellite-nasa-confirms.html

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“… Bose stars may be behind the mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ being detected by radio astronomers.[2018]

https://www.foxnews.com/science/universes-mysterious-dark-force-could-lead-to-life

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Fast Radio Bursts [2017]:  E.T. Is *Not* Calling Home

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/12/29/fast-radio-bursts-et-is-not-calling-home
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http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/01/09/fast-radio-bursts-update

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The Alien Signal [2016] That Wasn’t

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/08/31/the-alien-signal-that-wasn-t
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http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa65c9

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The Truth Behind NASA’s Famous [1996] UFO Videos
If I thought it was an intelligent craft, I’d be the first one to speak up.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524617,00.html?test=latestnews

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… the 1977 ‘Wow!’ Signal was a natural phenomenon from a Solar System body.

http://planetary-science.org/research/the-wow-signal/

[See also…]

Did Aliens Put a “Wow” Signal in Our DNA?  No.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/08/24/did-aliens-put-a-wow-signal-in-our-dna

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The emergence of crop circles around the world have become increasingly prevalent since the 1970s, their mysterious appearance causing many to consider them the work of UFOs.  In 1991, self-professed pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley went public to claim responsibility for the trend, demonstrating their skill at making the typically ornate pattern[s] in less than an hour.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/24/ufo-enthusiasts-fascinated-sleman-crop-circle/?test=latestnews

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Filmmaker reveals how he faked infamous ‘Roswell alien autopsy’ footage in a   London apartment

https://www.foxnews.com/science/filmmaker-reveals-how-he-faked-infamous-roswell-alien-autopsy-footage-in-a-london-apartment

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CIA admits: All those UFO sightings in 1950s?  ‘It was us’

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/12/30/cia-admits-all-those-ufo-sightings-in-150s-it-was-us/

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There’s no smoking gun anywhere in the 6,700 pages, which represent the ninth collection of government UFO files made public by the U.K.’s National Archives in Kew.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/21/declassified-ufo-documents-dont-prove-alien-life/?intcmp=features&intcmp=features

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Seeing Sprites:
Researchers Catch Glimpses of Electromagnetic Bursts High in Earth’s Atmosphere

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814144839.htm

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Jodie Foster may have seen proof of alien lands in the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film Contact, but the real life astronomer the filmmakers based their sci-fi odyssey on didn’t find so much as a tentacle.”

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/22/alien-hunter-retires-after-35-year-quest-for-et/?test=latestnews

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Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZmhb5yrsI

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Some have suggested the 887 giant heads currently documented on the 63-square mile in the middle of the Pacific Ocean were built by stranded extraterrestrials… [but] Ethnologist Jared Diamond believes the gigantic carvings were dragged on wooden sledges, a technique successfully tested by UCLA archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/21/did-easter-island-statues-walk-or-rock-and-roll/?intcmp=features

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World famous UFO hunter under fire over claims his videos do NOT prove existence of extraterrestrials… by rival alien spotter

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2910071/youtuber-secureteam10-accused-of-publishing-ufo-videos-which-do-not-show-real-aliens/

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News Rarely Published Except In Scientific Journals:

[That heading also applies to all of the remaining headings on this page.]

In 1995-1996 the SETI Institute…[ studied] all 202 of the approximately solar-type stars within 155 light years of Earth for intelligence-generated electromagnetic signals.  The results effectively ruled out the existence of any intelligent species as advanced as the current human race that might be broadcasting their presence.  From 1996 to 2004 Project Phoenix was extended to include 800 stars out to 200 light years away.  Still no signals indicative of an intelligent civilization were detected… [Yet, despite the evidence,] none of these failures dampened the enthusiasm for SETI.  So, thanks to generous donations from Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, the Allen Telescope Array of 42 radio telescopes was built and is dedicated to SETI observations… attempting to detect the ‘energy-processing’ activities of [ETs — not surpisingly, with zero results]…  Four Swedish astronomers… [have also] search[ed] for records of [so-called ‘Dyson Spheres’] in the latest galaxy survey databases.  But out of a sample of 1,359 spiral galaxies searched (only spiral galaxies are candidates for hosting advanced life), the team failed to detect the existence of a single [advanced] civilization…  None [of the stars SETI — or anyone else — has studied] possesses the characteristics needed to make possible the existence, let alone thriving, of a high-technology civilization on one of its possible planets…  [S]o far, everywhere beyond Earth that astronomers have looked, they have only found environments extremely hostile to advanced life.  In fact, in spite of more than fifty years of diligent searching, astronomers have yet to find [even] one other star with characteristics close enough to the Sun’s to make it a candidate for hosting a planet on which intelligent life could launch and sustain a civilization…  In many respects, [therefore,] SETI research is a [complete] waste of time, [taxpayer] money, and [scientific] talent.  However, these latest SETI efforts are yielding greater insights into and appreciation for just how many plans, preparations, and preliminary steps — especially the carefully orchestrated introduction of certain forms of non-intelligent life — are needed to make possible a narrow time window during which an intelligent living species can exist on a planet, and how many more plans, preparations, and carefully orchestrated [i.e. finely-tuned] steps must be taken to enable such a species to launch and sustain a high-technology civilization.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/eti-in-the-sky

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… despite the fact [SETI researchers at] UC Berkeley ha[ve] been analyzing radio signals from space [for over 40 consecutive years] on various telescopes, no telltale signals from an intelligent civilization have yet been found.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2008/02/08/anybody-out-there

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For more than a decade, astronomers have recognized that the solar system is highly unusual.  It possesses cold ‘Jupiters’ closer to the Sun than 14 times Earth’s distance from the Sun but lacks one or more super-Earth planets, hot ‘Jupiters’, or cold ‘Jupiter’ planets with orbital eccentricities greater than 0.09.  Each one of these four features, if absent in a planetary system, rules out the possibility of any kind of advanced life existing in the system.  How many of the known multiple-planet systems exhibit these life-essential features?  The answer for the 638 known multi-planet exoplanetary systems is zero.  How about the known exoplanetary systems where only one planet has been discovered?  Of these 2,249 systems [not one could support life]…  The presumption back in 1995 was that astronomers would find many exoplanetary systems where the probability of advanced life possibly existing in that system would be greater than zero.  More than twenty-three years later, with a database of 2,888 planetary systems and 3,877 planets, only one planetary system and only one planet possess the characteristics that the possible existence of advanced life needs.  [That *one* planet is Earth.]”

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/11/05/rare-solar-system-gets-rarer

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The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely what could be necessary to carry water to those planets — leaving them too dry to support life…  The new research is far from the first challenge to the idea that planets orbiting close to small stars might be promising places to look for life.  While these planets are easy to identify using the most productive technique, the transit method, and they seem to be the right temperature to hold liquid water, astronomers have pointed to plenty of other factors that could [drastically and negatively] influence habitability, like the harsh flares of radiation these stars produce.

https://www.space.com/42945-mysterious-blobs-dwarf-stars-and-alien-life.html

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… researchers do not rule out life in subsurface ocean worlds or Venus-like planets, but they conclude it is unlikely…  Scientists already know that plants and animals cannot survive on so little phosphorus, nitrogen, iron, and molybdenum.  Laboratory experiments can settle whether there is any possibility for long-term survival of microbes.

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/11/19/phosphorus-and-molybdenum-problems-for-life-on-other-worlds

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Carbon monoxide production on planets orbiting [almost 90% of] stars will eliminate nearly all such planets from being able to host complex aerobic life.

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2019/07/01/complex-life-s-narrow-requirements-for-atmospheric-gases

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We astronomers have [carefully studied] thousands of… galaxies and so far none possess features similar enough to our Milky Way Galaxy (MWG) to be possible candidates to host an advanced civilization.

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2019/06/03/spiral-arms-designed-for-life

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Probability Calculations:

From a naturalistic perspective, the [probabilistically-calculated] number of civilizations besides our own that exist in the universe is [practically indistinguishable from] zero.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo39/zone-9-in-outer-space

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There are 19,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Earth-like planets in the observable universe.
Out of all 19 sextillion of these, Earth is likely to be the only one with sentient life.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/study-humans-almost-surely-sentient-life-universe/

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… Drake-like equations [which ‘calculate’ the probability of ETs]… implicitly assume certainty regarding highly uncertain parameters…  We examine these parameters, incorporating models of chemical and genetic transitions on paths to the origin of life, and show that extant scientific knowledge corresponds to uncertainties that span multiple orders of magnitude…  When [Drake-like equations are] recast to represent realistic distributions of uncertainty, we find a substantial probability of there being no other intelligent life in our observable universe…

https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.02404

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Siegel may not have been aware of the phosphorous problem when he wrote his article, ‘The Drake Equation Is Broken; Here’s How To Fix It.’  But he certainly should have known about the origin-of life-problem.  His failure to account for the former is a reasonable mistake, but his failure to account for the latter is not.

https://evolutionnews.org/2018/04/updating-the-drake-equation/

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[O]nce we get beyond just the second term on the right side of the Drake Equation,the figures are made up of mere guesswork…  [In reality] researchers [have] found a mere 2,780 stars with planets [in our Milky Way galaxy, the only galaxy in which we can observe exoplanets], a miniscule fraction of the 100 billion (conservative estimate) to 400 billion (high-end estimate) stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.  And, according to NASA at least, out of the 3,700 exoplanets discovered, the number that are in the habitable zones of those 2,780 stars is a staggeringly miniscule 30…  [These] data don’t support the notion that Earth is in any way ‘average’ [as asserted by the now-falsified Copernican Principle].  Instead, with each new exoplanet discovery, we see more evidence that Earth is not only unusual but staggeringly unusual by cosmic standards. Certainly, there are planets around other stars, but not the sort of planets we should expect to be habitats for life…  To quote physicist Chuanfei Dong, who works at the Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: ‘The evolution of life takes billions of years… vOur results indicate that [the vast majority of] exoplanets are generally not capable of supporting a [life-sustaining] atmosphere over sufficiently long timescales when the stellar wind pressure is high…  [According to the experts, therefore] the Copernican Principle is dead, precipitously reducing the likelihood that the third term of the Drake Equation will have any value other than zero [rendering any possibility for life elsewhere in the universe to also be zero]…  But this [data driven, evidence based] scientific reality is not yet reflected in the scientific and popular imaginations.  On the same Science Daily website where one can find Chuanfei Dong’s comments about solar winds scouring atmospheres away from rocky planets, one can also find a story asserting,  ‘Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common,’ in spite of the Olympus-sized mountain of evidence contradicting that thesis…  The evidence — if we are honest about the physics and the chemistry involved, and about the actual observations from nearly sixty years of SETI — stacks up overwhelmingly in favor of Earth being cosmically unique, and thus points against the proposition that our world is merely a commonplace cosmic happenstance…  [The unavoidable philosophical problem resulting from these data, therefore, is] if Earth is not typical, then it’s a-typicality requires an explanation — and the greater the degree of a-typicality, the more acute the need for an explanation.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/far-amp-away-above-average

[That article is published behind a subscription paywall — something ASND very rarely features.  In this case, however, — as in one other case on this page — we made an exception because most of the data discussed in this article are also discussed in other articles cited on this page.]

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Is there anybody out there?  Probably not…  [One] mathematical model suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are [only] 0.01 per cent over four billion years.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416110124.htm

[A much more realistic & comprehensive mathematical model can be examined  here .]

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The three astronomers conclude their paper by demonstrating that the probability of advanced life arising must be far more remote than what [even] they calculated.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/08/29/are-we-alone-in-the-cosmos

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… the probability for extraterrestrial intelligent life — very conservatively from a naturalistic perspective — is much less than 10-100,024,000,532 .  In longhand notation it would be 0.00… 001 with 100,024,000,531 zeros between the decimal point and the 1.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2007/12/03/does-the-probability-for-eti-1

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… scientists are likely underestimating the difficulty of making a truly habitable planet… [a]nd we have good reason to think [the likelihood of any planet — anywhere in the entire universe — developing life is] probably zero.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2018/06/29/maybe-we-are-alone-in-the-universe

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Required Fine-Tuning for Unicellular Life
Required Fine-Tuning for Advanced Life
Probability Estimates for Features Required by Various Life Forms
Probability Estimates on Different Size Scales for Advanced Life Features

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2010/11/16/rtb-design-compendium-2009

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Interstellar Space Travel:

A tiny, one-person (500kg) spacecraft would require 226 x 1015 joules of energy to accelerate it to just 1/10 the speed of light.  The entire United States consumes more energy than that every single day.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/11/12/can-we-travel-outside-our-solar-system

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[S]pace travels present… realistic challenges that can potentially compromise the health of [astronauts]…  The [biological] challenges encountered in space include noise, isolation, hypoxia… disrupted circadian rhythm… exposure to ionizing radiation and weightlessness.

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6436/127
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https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6436/eaau8650

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Are Humans Fit for Space?
A ‘Herculean’ Study Says Maybe Not

https://www.wired.com/story/are-humans-fit-for-space-a-herculean-study-says-maybe-not/

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New York Times: Beings Not Made for Space

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/science/bodies-not-made-for-space.html

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Is Long-Term Space Travel Even Possible For Advanced Organisms?
Science Says Probably Not

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/10/29/is-gut-wrenching-space-travel-possible

[See, also,  here . ]

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Space Radiation Devastated the Lives of Apollo Astronauts
New research points to serious concerns about human survival during deep space travel.

http://observer.com/2016/07/space-radiation-devastated-the-lives-of-apollo-astronauts/

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Astronauts who have spent months in microgravity have more liquid in their brains, which may affect their vision even after they get back home.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2201693-astronauts-may-have-vision-problems-because-of-liquid-in-their-brains/

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[T]he laws of physics forbid any chunk of matter from traveling faster than the velocity of light. Serious difficulties arise, however, long before an object reaches that speed.  At the velocity of light, the energy required to move a specified mass is infinite.  At even half the velocity of light, the energy needed to propel an object is several million times greater than NASA’s fastest spacecraft [can achieve]…  The need for speed poses yet another problem: The faster an object travels through space, the greater its likelihood to suffer damage from space debris.  Micrometeorites, for example, punched holes the size of silver dollars in the Hubble Space Telescope’s solar panels (while the Hubble was traveling at about 0.04 percent the velocity of light relative to the micrometeorites, and about 0.003 percent the velocity of light relative to Earth).  If the telescope had been moving a thousand times faster (relative to the micrometeorites), the damage would have been a million times worse. (i.e., the damage increases with the square of the velocity increase.)…  The faster a craft travels through space, the greater the damage it suffers from radiation.  The particles associated with radiation (e.g., protons, neutrons, electrons, heavy nuclei, and even photons) cause erosion to the ‘skin’ and components of the craft.  Again, the rate of erosion rises with the square of the velocity.  However, a slower velocity means more time in space, and that extra time means more radiation exposure for the aliens on board…  [A]ny reasonably sized spacecraft transporting intelligent physical beings can travel at velocities no greater than about one percent the velocity of light.  At higher velocities the risks from radiation, space debris, leaks, and wear and tear are simply too great to prevent the extinction of the space travelers before they reach their destination.  A spacecraft traveling at one percent the velocity of light (nearly 7 million miles per hour) would need… 23,000 years to travel 230 light-years [which we already know is far less than the required distance to any potentially habitable planet]…  A one-way trip that takes [23,000] years or more raises serious doubts about the alien travelers’ survivability.  The extinction risk, given the limited population and all the contingencies of space travel, seems overwhelming… [So-called “wormholes”] offer no help [either] in solving the distance and time problems [associated with interstellar space travel]…  While these so-called wormholes connecting one black hole [at a galaxy’s center] to another black hole [at another galaxy’s center] are mathematically possible…  General relativity predicts that when matter becomes sufficiently compressed by its own gravity (as in a black hole), a discrete region of space-time will develop where the curvature becomes infinitely sharp [thereby obliterating all physicality and dimensionality of matter, converting it into pure energy, which  cannot self-reassemble into complex, organized, living matter]…  Origin-of-life researchers  now acknowledge  the virtual impossibility of any natural explanation for life’s origin on Earth, on Mars, on any solar system body, or anywhere among the comets or interstellar clouds.  The additional finding that microorganisms could not have been transported across interstellar space (radiation pressure from stars would inevitably have killed them) effectively seals the case.

https://reasons.org/explore/publications/facts-for-faith/read/facts-for-faith/2001/04/01/aliens-from-another-world-getting-here-from-there

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NASA thinks we can find another Earth in another nearby star… [but] Crossing the cosmic void will require superfast spacecraft, far more advanced than anything built today… [and] propulsion technologies that could [at least conceivably] get an astronaut from here to Alpha Centauri in less than 50 years [don’t even yet exist]… To get there in a human lifetime [which means no one who goes can return], a rocket would have to travel at least 3,000 times faster than current propellants… can thrust.  [And there aren’t any habitable planets orbiting Alpha Centauri anyway.  The closest knownhabitableexpolanet so far is several human lifetimes away.]…  Radiation shielding — perhaps [extremely heavy lead or similar material] — would be needed to protect the crew [during several generations worth of transit time]…  Even a [single] microscopic [i.e. undetectable] dust particle traveling at 50 percent of the speed of light relative to a spacecraft [which would  be similar to the required speed of the spacecraft relative to Earth] could [no, would] cause a cataclysmic impact…  [H]ow do you manage all the disagreements, personality conflicts, simple claustrophobia [and a variety of other psychological pathologies] that are [already scientifically verified as] bound to erupt during a [multiple-lifetimes] long journey?…  Why not just send a robot?  [Because a] mission to another star cannot rely on controllers back home.  A desperate message from Alpha Centauri would take 4.4 years to reach Earth, and our response would take another 4.4 years to return.  [And that’s to a star system that contains no habitable planets.]  If the spacecraft is run by a robot, it would need a level of autonomy that [far, far exceeds current robotechnologies].”

http://discovermagazine.com/2003/aug/cover

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Cosmic rays may prevent long-haul space travel

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn7753-cosmic-rays-may-prevent-long-haul-space-travel/

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Space travel may be harmful to the brain, study suggests
Prolonged cosmic radiation exposure could hasten Alzheimer’s

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121231180632.htm

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Mars:

It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when, the remains of life will be discovered on Mars.  But that life will have originated on Earth, not Mars.

https://reasons.org/explore/publications/connections/read/connections/2004/01/01/life-on-mars

[That prediction was made way back in 2004.  It was also predicted ten years later.]

“[Sooner or later] some mission to Mars… will, in fact, find life.  It will not necessarily be contamination from a man-made spacecraft.  Instead, it will [likely] have originated from a meteorite blasted off the earth by a large asteroid or comet.

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2010/06/18/survival-of-earth-life-on-mars

[Not surprisingly (at least to those who were paying attention), those two predictions were proven accurate (prophetic)  in 2019 .   The fossilized, microbial life discovered on Mars was, indeed, transferred from Earth, likely via an asteroid or comet.  The same predictors (prophets) who were 100% accurate on those Mars predictions have also predicted that very recent terrestrial microbial life will also likely, eventually be discovered on Mars. ]

Bacteria Found in NASA Clean Rooms Likely Traveled to Mars

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2014/01/14/bacteria-found-in-nasa-clean-rooms-likely-traveled-to-mars

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The MARSIS discovery is not a big freshwater lake, as some internet reports implied. Nor is the discovered layer a possible habitat for life.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/07/26/is-the-liquid-water-found-on-mars-a-mars-shocker

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Don’t Let Mars Fool You. Those Exoplanets Have To Teem with Life!
Just Don’t Ask Us For Evidence

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/11/dont_let_mars_f078731.html

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Mars rover Curiosity found methane in one of its core drills but methane one of the simplest ‘organic’ molecules and the methane detected by Curiosity likely comes from abiotic gas-water-chemical reactions.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/06/08/did-curiosity-find-evidence-of-life-on-mars

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Although the radiation exposure would be spread out over a two-and-a-half year period, Martian astronauts would still be exposed to 20 percent of a lethal dose.

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2016/04/18/radiation-on-mars-endangers-life

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Observed Exoplanets:

“We have found more than 4000 planets orbiting distant stars, but it turns out that probably none of them [has] the right conditions for life to evolve, making Earth even more special than we thought.”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2197406-weve-found-4000-exoplanets-but-almost-zero-are-right-for-life/

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The vast majority of exoplanets currently classified as habitable…  no longer can be classified as habitable.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/07/04/electric-wind-becomes-9th-habitable-zone

and…

[A] strong, long-lasting magnetic field [such as Earth’s] is essential for the survival of advanced life [yet] magnetic fields [are] extremely rare among rocky extrasolar planets.

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2019/04/15/earth-an-extraordinary-magnet-for-life

and…

Of the 3,547 planets discovered so far, only one resides in all nine known habitable zones — Earth.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/did-god-create-any-other-planets-for-life-hugh-ross-looks-at-the-scientific-evidence-171640/

and…

[E]xtrasolar planets that are the most similar to Earth, and whose carbon amounts astronomers have been able to measure, or at least estimate, have been found to possess about 1,200 times as much carbon-based atmospheric gas as Earth does.  This much carbon-based atmospheric gas would rule out photosynthetic life, all animals, and likely all physical life on those planets.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo46/the-miracle-element

and…

… a large fraction of the giant-planet candidate systems with chromospheric emission stronger than the Sun are not giant-planet systems, but false positives.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8205/830/1/L7

and…

… any possible life on solar system bodies besides Earth is limited (at best) to extremely radiation-resistant or subsurface microbes… [and] stellar flares seriously challenge the possible habitability of extrasolar planets and moons.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/11/13/flares-challenge-habitability-of-bodies-beyond-earth

and…

The three astronomers have added to the ever-accumulating evidence that [our] solar system is unique and special in its exquisite design features that enable it to sustain advanced life on one of its planets.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/12/11/more-evidence-for-rare-solar-system-doctrine

and…

Gliese 581g: A Black Eye for Believers in Habitable Earth-like Exoplanets

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/07/gliese_581g_a_b2087691.html

and…

Just because exoplanets could have habitable environments, that does not mean that life evolved there.”

http://www.space.com/20161-alien-life-rare-universe.html

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The Search For Water:

While no one disputes the necessity of water for life, science has shown that liquid water is merely one of many requirements for life, not the only requirement.

https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/take-two/read/take-two/2012/08/24/mars-the-search-for-water

and…

Too Much Water Is Bad for Life!
We can draw several conclusions from all of these studies.  The first is that for planets in the liquid water habitable zone, globally extensive, very deep oceans will be the norm.   The second is that planets with globally extensive, very deep oceans are poor candidates for the origin and survival of unicellular life and are not candidates at all for more advanced life.  Third, a planet like Earth that is neither water rich nor totally desiccated is a totally unexpected outcome.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/11/08/too-much-water-is-bad-for-life!

and…

Waterworld Planets Are Acidic, Primordial Earth Was Not

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/05/14/waterworld-planets-are-acidic-primordial-earth-was-not

and…

… the presence of liquid water on a planet’s surface does not guarantee the existence of life.  Consequently, astronomers seek other signatures indicative of life.  The detection of free oxygen in the atmosphere represents one [possible] biosignature.” 

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2013/09/03/signatures-of-life-on-an-exoplanet

[However…]

… the detection of free oxygen in the atmosphere of a planet [cannot] be considered an unambiguous signature for the existence of life.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2009/12/07/is-oxygen-a-signature-for-life

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Habitability:

What Does “Habitable” Mean?

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2014/05/19/exoplanets-what-does-habitable-mean

and…

Our Milky Way Galaxy (MWG) is the only known life-friendly galaxy…  All medium, large, and giant galaxies possess a supermassive black hole (SMBH) in the central part of their core.  From just outside their event horizons, these SMBHs emit deadly radiation that renders advanced life impossible in these galaxies.  Sometimes this radiation is so powerful that it renders advanced life impossible in all galaxies within its vicinity…  If the radiation from SMBHs in other galaxies is deadly, then why can’t we say the same of the radiation from the SMBH in our galaxy?  Part of the answer to this question is that the MWG possesses an exceptionally low-mass SMBH… [which] is truly extraordinary….  Another important reason why advanced life can exist in the MWG is that… as several astronomers have noted, the MWG’s nucleus is exceptionally quiet [i.e. consuming very few surrounding stars & planets] and has been for billions of years…  Our galaxy’s SMBH is like no other.   It is exquisitely fine-tuned and designed to make possible not only the existence of human beings but also the existence of global high-technology civilization.

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2019/05/20/a-supermassive-black-hole-like-no-other-but-optimal-for-life

and…

… less than 1 percent of our galaxy stars [are] candidates [for life].   These candidate limits for possible habitability are for microbes only.  For plants and animals to possibly exist on a planet the ultraviolet habitable zone is much narrower and there is much less possibility of overlap with the liquid water habitable zone.  The constraints are even more confining yet for advanced life and especially so for advanced life maintaining a high-technology civilization.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/12/27/overlap-of-habitable-zones-gets-much-smaller

and…

… the Sun stands alone among all the stars that astronomers have identified…
in possessing all the stellar features that advanced life requires.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/04/17/our-sun-is-still-the-one-and-only

and…

Astronomers have discovered eleven different planetary habitability zones — locations relative to the distance from the host star where life could conceivably exist…   Now, a research paper by five astrobiologists demonstrates that the liquid water habitable zonefor complex aerobic life is significantly limited [i.e. significantly narrower than previously thought] relative to [the habitable zone] for simple microbial life.'”

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2019/03/04/tiny-habitable-zones-for-complex-life

and…

Does Life Need to Be Carbon-Based?  Science Says: Absolutely.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/10/28/does-life-need-to-be-carbon-based

and…

… NASA’s public rhetoric suggests that only one factor matters [regarding its habitability] — whether the planet is in the right region (the circumstaellar habitable zone) to allow liquid water.  Clearly, that is a gross simplification of the problem.

https://evolutionnews.org/2014/08/is_nasa_really_/

and…

The team’s research adds one more factor to the several hundred factors that already exist that must be fine-tuned to an extraordinary degree for a planet to be truly habitable.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/09/12/ionic-strength-and-planetary-habitability

and…

The discovery of the electric wind habitable zone means that for a planet to be a viable candidate for possibly sustaining life, it must simultaneously reside in nine different habitable zones.  So far, astronomers have measured the characteristics of 3,484 planets.  Only one of all these 3,484 planets resides in all nine known habitable zones.  That one is Earth.

https://salvomag.com/article/salvo39/zone-9-in-outer-space

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After Studying ALL The Available Evidence…

We are alone in the universe.
Professor Brian Cox says alien life is all but impossible and humanity is ‘unique’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2809183/We-universe-Professor-Brian-Cox-says-alien-life-impossible-humanity-unique.html#ixzz3PBsnI1kZ

and…

Does ET Have a Home?  The best available evidence says no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXHf2gDSiw&feature=player_embedded#!

and…

How Do We Grapple with the Idea that ET Might Not Be Out There?

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/11/how_do_we_grapp079291.html

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But, what about…?

Even [some of] the most heavily documented [UFO] incidents end up unresolved [scientifically, that is, physically], despite interviewing dozens of witnesses and reviewing many written documents, as well as lots of audio and video recordings.

https://www.space.com/why-ufos-interest-the-pentagon.html

[As always, ASND asks, “WHY IS THAT?” Why — after ruling out physical ETs as the cause of the vast majority of UFO sightings/encounters — are there still a residual percentage of incidents that cannot be explained physically, i.e. materialistically?  For the most likely (i.e the most evidence-based) solution to that problem, ASND offers the following resources in the final section on this page.]

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The Bible on UFOs & ETs:

[T]he vast majority (95–99%) of all UFO sightings have natural explanations… [but] there remains a small residual number (1–5%) of sightings that cannot be explained naturally.  We call this the residual UFO, or RUFO phenomenon. RUFO activity fails to conform to the laws of physics…  [Several credible] pilots have reported… real, but nonphysical phenomena that include UFOs.  What things are real but nonphysical? The mind, unlike the brain, is real though nonphysical…  Also, God is both real and transcends the physical dimensions of space-time…  As Christians, we believe that spirits are both real and nonphysical.  RUFOs, however, are not benevolent.  We hypothesize they are, in fact, demonic…  The credible witnesses to incredible physical phenomena we studied had open doors to the occult.  Because so many investigations into UFO phenomena fail to ask the questions we pose, this can be best seen with the people who have reported alien abductions or contacts.  These open doors could easily have been the result of ‘innocent’ activities like participating in seances, Ouija board games, fortune telling or tarot card readings at a party early in life.  Or, they could be the result of something more concerning, such as active involvement in cults, the occult and New Age religion.

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/voices/read/voices/2019/06/25/responding-to-ufos-in-the-news

and…

[UFO] contactees may, at times, be experiencing real contact with an objective reality, but, Christian theology… has condemned the various occult practices common to contacteeism…  Unlike much of the modern mindset that denies the realm of the demonic (malevolent supernatural beings subservient to Satan), the informed Bible-believing Christian is fully aware of the reality of Satan and his fallen angelic hosts (Job 1:6-12; Ezek. 28: 11-19; Matt. 4:1-11; John 8:44; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:11-12; James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6)…  Since [occultic] channels allow [‘alien’ spiritual] entities to effectively take over their minds and bodies, [self-identifying contactees] are susceptive to being, and in some cases may in fact be, demon-possessed (Matt. 4:24; 9:32-34; 12:22-24; Mark 3:7-12; Luke 11:14-26).

https://reasons.org/explore/publications/facts-for-faith/read/facts-for-faith/2001/04/01/alien-encounters-fail-the-test

and…

Allowing [intelligent] design as an option [for the existence of life] actually increases [rather than decreases] the chances of extraterrestrial intelligence, since there is then a way to overcome the extremely remote  probabilities  [of life creating itself from non-life].  If there is ETI out there, it [has to be] thanks to ID.

https://evolutionnews.org/2018/06/are-we-alone-in-the-cosmos-heres-a-real-paradox-for-you/

and…

A Theistic Explanation for Why We Can’t Find Any Extraterrestrials

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/09/09/theistic-explanation-cant-find-extraterrestrials/

and…

[While] the common view among opinion makers today seems to be that Christians should worry about discovery of an advanced ETI [extraterrestrial intelligence]…  It appears that Christians have enough theological resources to account for the existence of ETI [should it ever be found].

http://www.equip.org/articles/would-extraterrestrial-intelligent-life-spell-doom-for-christianity/

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