Thursday, November 10, 2011

Researchers say aliens may be in our solar system (we're just not looking hard enough to see them) - 9th Nov 2011

The White House this week issued a statement saying there was no existing evidence that aliens had attempted to contact earth - or in fact that they even existed.

But how can the Obama administration be so sure?

The question is being asked by scientists, who say that we have not looked closely enough at outer space - and that there might be large alien greetings signs within the solar system that we simply are missing.

And they add that our deep-space probes - Nasa's Pioneer and Voyager craft - may be equally too small for extraterrestrial civilisations to notice.

The White House was responding to an inquiry as part of the 'We The People' project, which allows members of the public to submit petitions requesting government action.

One petition asked for a formal acknowledgment of 'an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race'.

Phil Larson, who works on policy and communications for the White House's Office of Science & Technology Policy, replied: 'The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race.' Read More