From ABC News, Apr 2015
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA, speaks at a press conference discussing “the scientific and technological roadmap that will lead to the discovery of potentially habitable worlds among the stars” on July 14, 2014 at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Not only does NASA’s chief scientist believe alien life forms likely exist, but she said the space agency knows where to look and could discover signs of extraterrestrial life within the next decade.
Speaking on a panel discussion on Tuesday about water in the universe, NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan said she believes the first indications of alien life could come by 2025 — with more concrete evidence of extraterrestrial life coming in 20 to 30 years.
“We know where to look. We know how to look,” she said. “In most cases we have the technology, and we’re…
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