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Scientist Declares Alien Signal Sent From Extrasolar Planet Gliese 581g

Professor Steven Vogt of the Carnegie Institution says 40 billion planets may have life or be developing life.

Gliese system
The Gliese system contains several planets with atmospheric conditions that would sustain life as we know it.

(CHICAGO) - Ragbir Bhathal, an astrophysicist at the University of Western Sydney claims the light pulses he detected in December 2008 are from the region of space where the extrasolar planet Gliese 581g orbits a red dwarf star.

Extrasolar planet Gliese 581g

Recently, Gliese 581g was declared 100 percent certain to have life. Now the question has been raised, is it intelligent life?

Professor Steven Vogt of the Carnegie Institution in Washington who declared the new-found planet to be within the elusive "habitable zone"—a zone that Vogt estimates encompasses at least 10 to 20 percent of all planets in the universe—stunned the world after a press conference where the professor went on record contending that "Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life to flourish wherever it can, I would say, my own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent."

The Milky Way galaxy is estimated to contain more than 200 billion stars. Using Vogt's percentages as a guideline, about 40 billion planets may have life or be developing life.

As Earth's sun is what is known as a third generation star—meaning other stars developed billions of years before the sun—the prospect arises that life developed on other worlds uncounted eons before the solar system was created. The idea is both simultaneously mind-boggling and sobering.

Dr. Frank Drake, a radio astronomer that has spent most of his life searching for alien intelligence with the SETI program (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) and a past director of the giant radio telescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, doubted Bhathal's claim. Although Bhathal has a top reputation, Drake asserts that the Australian astrophysicist was not forthcoming with any evidence to support his claim of the signals during 2008.

Astronomers and exobiologists have argued for some time that if life is discovered on other planets within our own solar system  that it would likely be rife throughout the universe.

Although some in the past have argued that life is rare—and intelligent life rarer still—the consensus of experts has gradually turned a collective eye more favorably upon the hypothesis that life is ubiquitous and a natural evolution of the universe.

Recent findings of running water on Mars and the high presence of methane gas—strongly considered more biological than geological in origin—lend weight to the belief that Mars had life in the past and may have life presently.

Titan, the large satellite orbiting Saturn, also hints at the possibility of life.

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Robert October 13, 2010 7:24 pm (Pacific time)

man has no idea what is possible in spacetime, but Iam please he making a effort

Subh October 13, 2010 12:17 pm (Pacific time)

"Gliese 581g was declared 100 percent certain to have life"... what a crap! What scientific reference told that!? Keep science separate from fiction. And Bhathal is either delusional or trying for a quick fame!

Anonymous October 12, 2010 10:06 am (Pacific time)

related article: be sure to scroll down and read a few of the comments.......

Dan October 12, 2010 7:33 am (Pacific time)

- Planet X/Nibiru is one of many Planets that orbit a Dark Star (Gliese 581)... it is the Physical Link or "ferry" between Our Solar System and the Dark Star (Gliese 581) System...ECOLOGICAL EVIDENCE from Previous PLANET X Passages... NASA: Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests...National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays":

Anonymous October 12, 2010 6:39 am (Pacific time)

The talk of alien life forms, and UFO's has skyrocketed this past year or so. Makes one wonder what the powers that be have up their sleeve. Dr Bhathal served as Director on the International Board of Directors of the Association of Science and Technology Centres in Washington, USA, and was a distinguished visitor of the US State Department. Something is up, just not sure what it is yet. Keep skeptical, governments lie and use fear to control its citizens. If they use 'osama bin dead for years' as a boogie man, who knows what else they might come up with.

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