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Discovery Of Aliens Is 10-20 Years Away

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Published at 6:12am 8th April 2015.

NASA says we will find aliens inside the next 20 years - but it could be as soon as 10 years.

Its Chief Scientist says there are two hundred billion planets like Earth in the galaxy.

Ellen Stofan says they know where and how to look.

But the chances are any discovery will involve tiny microbes, rather than little green men.

She said: "I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years."

"We know where to look, we know how to look and, in most cases, we have the technology.

"I'm a field geologist. I go out and break open rocks and look for fossils.

"Those are hard to find. So I have a bias that it's eventually going to take humans on the surface of Mars — field geologists, astrobiologists, chemists — actually out there looking for that good evidence of life that we can bring back to Earth for all the scientists to argue about."

Interim director of heliophysics, Jeffery Newmark, said: "It's definitely not an if, it's a when."

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