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May 7, 2019

Here’s why scientists think discovering aliens is inevitable and imminent

Posted by in categories: alien life, chemistry

Amino acids, just like those that make up every protein in our bodies, have been found in the tails of comets.


Because, following a string of remarkable discoveries over the past two decades, the idea of alien life is not as far-fetched as it used to seem.

Discovery now seems inevitable and possibly imminent.

While life is a special kind of complex chemistry, the elements involved are nothing special: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and so on are among the most abundant elements in the universe. Complex organic chemistry is surprisingly common.

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