We are all Aliens

We are all Aliens...

The theory that we are all aliens from outer space has been once again thrust into the media spotlight by the british Scientist Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University. He claims that the evidence that life started outside our solar system is quite "overwhelming".

The first seeds of life are thought to have been deposited on earth 3800 million years ago from outer space by an asteroid or comet. These microbes were then thought to have "multiplied and seeded" to eventually form human life (and politicians).

His paper showing this evidence is published in Cambridge University's International Journal of Astrobiology. He has been quoted as saying:

"Yes, we are all aliens - we share a cosmic ancestry," Prof Wickramasinghe said.

"Each time a new planetary system forms a few surviving microbes find their way into comets.

"These then multiply and seed other planets."

He added: ""We are thus part of a connected chain that extends over a large volume of the cosmos. Evidence is pointing inexorably in this direction."

Of course this model still does not explain how life was created in the first place.

Space Ship Traffic Control

In other news the United Nations are to discuss an international outer space traffic control system to prevent damage to Satellites, Spacecraft and presumably UFO's from the ever increasing orbiting junk around our planet.

There are thought to be more than 19000 pieces of debris larger than 4 inches orbiting the earth at high speeds and an incredible 500 000 pieces bigger than a postage stamp (how do they count that then?). While objects of this size may seem pretty harmless, when they are travelling more than 15 000 mph they can do a lot of damage hitting something solid.

On top of that, the growing number of satellites are making the orbit of earth quite a hazardous place. Officials are proposing an international system that can track the debris and control the space ships accordingly.

The head of the UN committee on the peaceful uses of outer space (what a job title!) Professor Richard Crowther is an expert on space debris and said:

"Satellites now form an essential part of everyday life on Earth and many important services are provided by them, so it is crucial that we don't have satellites being damaged or destroyed.

"What we need is a way for countries to share data about what they have up there and establish some rules of the road for space, like which satellites have to give way to others and those which don't have the ability to move.

"The term we are using for this is Space Traffic Management, which is a bit like an air traffic control for outer space."