Thursday, December 15, 2011

Is there life out there ?

I think there is life out there in space. Otherwise it will be such a waste. So many planets and stars without life. Sigh! Our Earth is just one of the planets where life has evolved. Or has it really? We don’t know about life on other planets. How evolved are they? Only time will tell. I have an inkling that we will find this out in the 21st century itself.

The other thing that I believe is that we will be able to travel faster than light. Einstein’s cap of light speed is not valid. Recently, scientists discovered that neutrinos can travel faster than light. Also we are close to discovering the Higgs-Boson particle (a.k.a The God particle) which may be able to explain to us the nature of matter.

Imagine if the speed of light were the limit of space travel then the nearest star Alpha Centauri is 4.2 years away, if we travel at the speed of light. That way we will need at least a million years just to discover all the stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. I think there is something called thought travel, which we haven’t discovered yet.

Like they say in Star-Trek, space the final frontier. Always when I look up at the sky, I keep wondering what kind of life would be there in other planets. The Klingons, the Vulcans and what not. I’m thrilled to wait for the time when we make contact with the first intelligent life forms. Maybe they will be able to show us things that we don’t know of yet.

The possibilities are endless.


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