Anonymous the hacker collective have released a video repeating claims that NASA is about to announce contact with Aliens.
The video, released Tuesday on an unofficial YouTube channel claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous, repeats the text of three articles from the conspiracy website Ancient-Code.com.
The video contains advertisements and has got over half a million views so far. Recent discoveries both in our solar system and beyond have in fact boosted the hopes of those who long for first contact with alien life.
Scientists in April announced that the Cassini space probe had discovered hydrogen on the Saturn moon of Enceladus, the ‘missing ingredient’ that could support microbial life on the seafloor of the icebound moon.
Then this month, scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center revealed the ‘most reliable’ catalogue yet of potential planets in our galaxy, bringing the total to 4,034.
The scientists, over 2,300 planets spotted during the Kepler missions have been confirmed so far, including over 30 terrestrial-sized planets that lie in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of their star considered conducive to life.
‘Only in the last few decades have we been able to detect the existence of other worlds,’ said House Committee on Science Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smithin an April 26 hearing. ‘The pursuit of evidence of life beyond our planet fascinates the American people.’
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