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So, earlier this week, NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan was talking on a panel about their efforts to detect signs of life in space. Specifically, she said this:
"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years."
"We know where to look. We know how to look. In most cases we have the technology, and we're on a path to implementing it. And so I think we're definitely on the road."
"We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."
So, how do you think the media reacted to this? Yeah... you guessed it. "THE ALIENS ARE COMING. RUN AWAY!!"
...and the publishers still can't figure out why less and less people are subscribing to their newspapers :)
BTW: The newspaper screenshot on at the bottom is from one of the largest national newspapers in my country (translated).
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