American Leroy Chiao has spent a total of 230 days on board the International Space Station across four missions and conducting six space walks, and now he claims that we are not alone in the Universe.
The 56-year old said that it is the “height of arrogance” to assume that the beings on this planet are the only to emerge across the infinite universe over almost 14billion years.
Furthermore, Mr Chiao believes that modern technology and humanity itself will be the main contribution in the decline of life on this planet.
The former astronaut wrote for Space.com: “I believe that there is life all over our universe, since it would be the height of arrogance to think that we are alone.
“Moreover, I believe that at some point, life on Earth will die out, either from natural causes, or from our own doing.
“To me, this is a natural progression, just like individual lives on our planet. Unlike many people, including several of my astronaut colleagues, I don’t think that technology will save us.
“Indeed, there are strong arguments that after enabling life to thrive, technology is now hastening our collective demise.”
Mr Chiao believes that Mars is the most likely place we will find life, purely for its relatively convenient location.
He continued: “It is much more likely that we could find evidence of at least past, or even current, microbial life under the surface of Mars.
“Mars was a very different place hundreds of millions of years ago.”
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