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NASA denies alien life announcement claim

Posted on Tuesday, 27 June, 2017 | Comment icon 54 comments

NASA does not appear to be planning an announcement about aliens anytime soon. Image Credit: NASA
NASA has played down the suggestion that it is on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life.
A few days ago, a video posted on YouTube claiming to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous implied that a groundbreaking announcement about extraterrestrial life was imminent.

The prediction was based primarily on comments NASA's associate administrator, Thomas Zurbuchen, made during a congressional hearing on 'Advances in the Search for Life' in April.

Now however, Zurbuchen himself has spoken out to deny that any such announcement is coming.

"Contrary to some reports, there's no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life," he wrote on Twitter. "Are we alone in the universe? While we do not know yet, we have missions moving forward that may help answer that fundamental question."

Far from suggesting that NASA had found evidence of alien life, it seems as though his earlier comments had simply been a reference to the space agency's ongoing efforts to seek it out.

Whether or not conspiracy theorists will be satisfied with his answer however remains to be seen.

Source: Independent | Comments (54)

Tags: NASA, Alien, Anonymous

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #45 Posted by Silent Trinity on 28 June, 2017, 10:36
Well it is inevitable that life is out there in some form, even just bacterial or plant life at the very least, but we shall have to wait for an official announcement, that is of course if the hackers were wrong......
Comment icon #46 Posted by UFOwatcher on 28 June, 2017, 20:21
My little "Alien Friend' assures me NASA will never admit something like that. My friend also resents being called a bacteria.
Comment icon #47 Posted by NotAlien7 on 29 June, 2017, 0:21
Religious groups don't limit GOD to earth only. To limit GOD to anything would be against thier religion.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 29 June, 2017, 0:53
This might come as a shock to manybut there is a world outside the US.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Golden Duck on 29 June, 2017, 5:49
Of course! The Brady Bunch went to Hawaii you know.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 29 June, 2017, 6:19
Indded, hes more of a fungus.
Comment icon #51 Posted by paperdyer on 29 June, 2017, 20:34
How about an AB - Alien Bug?
Comment icon #52 Posted by paperdyer on 29 June, 2017, 20:37
I should have clarified the statement as non-vegetation/microbe/fungus/.........
Comment icon #53 Posted by Grey Area on 29 June, 2017, 21:25
Here's a very sensible, measuredresponse to the anonymous broadcast. No NASA has (still) not discovered proof of alien life
Comment icon #54 Posted by Use your brain on 20 July, 2017, 6:11
Religion and God don't mix well together. Religion is the root of problems, and God is just the idea of a creator. Rational people wouldn't limit God to anything, but religion isn't rational.

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