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NASA announcement: Possible evidence that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, could host alien life.

Some exciting news was announced by NASA last week, one of Saturn’s moons, known as Enceladus, could support life due to a newly discovered presence of hydrogen. This suggests that Enceladus, a small icy moon located a billion miles farther from the sun than Earth, has almost all of the ingredients required for habitability. So Extra-terrestrial life may be closer to us than originally thought!

The findings are the result of 12 years of investigation by the Cassini probe. Using a mass spectrometer, the Cassini was able to detect an abundance of hydrogen molecules in water plumes rising from fractures in Enceladus’ icy surface. Saturn’s sixth-largest moon is an ice-encased world with an ocean beneath. The researchers believe that the hydrogen originated from a hydrothermal reaction between the moon’s ocean and its rocky core.

Life, as we know it, requires three main ingredients to originate, exist, evolve or function- liquid water, an energy source for metabolism and the right chemical ingredients including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur.

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington, stated: “This is the closest we’ve come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment. We have not found evidence of the presence of microbial life in the ocean of Enceladus, but the discovery of hydrogen gas and the evidence for ongoing hydrothermal activity offer a tantalizing suggestion that habitable conditions could exist beneath the moon’s icy crust”.

So maybe this isn’t the Alien life that we have all been hoping for, but it’s a start. Knowing that there is life out there, even bacteria, is a step in the right direction.

 

Missing student feared to have been abducted by aliens.

Bruno Borges, aged 24, reportedly went missing from his family home on March 27th. The psychology student’s disappearance has sparked international interest after a bizarre video of his bedroom was leaked online. The footage shows that he had transformed his room into a kind of shrine, covering his walls with a coded writing and installing a huge statue of philosopher Giordano Bruno. Giordano Bruno was one of the first thinkers to predict the existence of extraterrestrial life, some theorise that Bruno Borges was trying to complete his work.

Among the items in his room were 14 bound manuscripts, written in the same code that was found on the walls. He had told his mother, Denise Borges, that writing these 14 books would “change mankind in a good way”.

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Bruno was last seen by his family when they had a meal in their town of Rio Branco, in the state of Acre, before his parents went away travelling. When his parents returned almost a month later, they opened up his room to find he had removed all his furniture and covered the walls with the writing, symbols and pictures. According to Bruno’s older sister Gabriela, Bruno had kept his room locked for 24 days while his parents were out of town.

A self portrait of Borges was also discovered hanging in the room, it depicts him with an alien, that appears to be welcoming, or even comforting, Borges. This portrait, along with other strange findings, has led many to believe that he has been either been abducted by aliens or accepted by them.

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This is indeed a very strange case, with many theories being speculated. Has Bruno Borges been abducted by aliens? Has he discovered something not yet fathomed? Or has he just ran away? One thing is for sure, I hope that he returns, or is returned, safely to his family.

 

As always, thank you for reading. These were just a few interesting things that I came across recently, that I thought I’d share with you all. There will be a full article posted later this week on the mysterious and terrifying subject of Alien abductions. Have a great day 😊

 

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