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The Moon: a 'fishing net' for alien life ?

By T.K. Randall
September 26, 2019 · Comment icon 31 comments

The Moon could be 'catching' evidence of intelligent alien life. Image Credit: NASA / Sean Smith
Some of the things that make the Moon inhospitable could also be helping to preserve evidence of ET.
With the recent news that a second interstellar visitor has been detected in our solar system, it is becoming increasingly likely that such objects have been crossing our path for billions of years.

If this is true, then it could mean that evidence of extraterrestrial life may have also passed nearby, perhaps in the form of microbes on a comet or a dormant piece of tech floating through space.

Now Abraham Loeb, chair of astronomy at Harvard University, has written an op-ed suggesting that our very own moon may be an ideal place to look for traces of interstellar evidence.
Because the Moon has no atmosphere and no geological activity to destroy whatever lands there, anything from outside our solar system that collides with our lunar neighbor should still be there.

"It would be tantalizing to find microfossils of extraterrestrial forms of life on the moon," he wrote.

"Even more exciting would be to find traces of technological equipment that crashed on the lunar surface a billion years ago, amounting to a letter from an alien civilization saying, 'We exist.'"

Perhaps evidence of intelligent alien life has been right under our noses all along.

Source: Scientific American | Comments (31)




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Comment icon #22 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 5 years ago
Fair enough. It does no harm for them to look, save wasting money and time.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Hammerclaw 5 years ago
Not necessarily. The moon facilitates a cosmically rare event in the form of perfect eclipses, viewable from Earth's surface. We may be listed in a galactic The Hitchhiker's Guide to Extremely Rare Phenomena. 
Comment icon #24 Posted by Golden Duck 5 years ago
Like a galactic Kanyakumari
Comment icon #25 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
Isaac Arthur and John Micheal Godier were tossing this around.  
Comment icon #26 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
how would a probe replicate without correct materials?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
Aim it towards a metal rich system.  Not a metal poor one. Which wouldn't support life anyway. 
Comment icon #28 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
i guess i picture like a starwars probe trying to build from scratch all its incense, bells and candles etc, might take it a while.    
Comment icon #29 Posted by Hammerclaw 5 years ago
Yeah, they're called von Neumann Probes, named after the mathematician John von Neumann who conceived them.
Comment icon #30 Posted by ThereWeAreThen 5 years ago
We do not think that aliens or traces of aliens are there. It's just an idea. Don't take everything you read seriously. 
Comment icon #31 Posted by Dejarma 5 years ago
there could be alien goodies stashed on every moon in the universe


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