1 John 5:12
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
Not long ago Creation Moments brought you a news report about NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life and how they are quite sure they’ll find it by the year 2035. The primary way they’re searching for life is by looking for planets and moons with water. Where there’s water, they hope to find life.
But now scientists are also looking for alien life by seeking a certain kind of heat. One research team doing this is a joint project of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories and Caltech, and they are basing their research on information from NASA’s orbiting observatory – the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
However, after studying 100,000 galaxies, they have found no obvious signs of life on any of them.
One researcher, a professor from Penn State University, said that “the idea behind our research is that if an entire galaxy had been colonized by an advanced space-faring civilization, the energy produced by that civilization’s technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths.” He likened it to the basic physics that causes your computer to radiate heat when it is turned on.
Even though no signs of alien life have been found among the 100,000 galaxies, the researchers did find fifty galaxies they plan to look at more closely. They want to see if the heat from these galaxies is coming from natural sources or from advanced civilizations.
Creation Moments could tell them the answer right now, but I’m sure they wouldn’t listen. Their search for life must go on because their evolutionary worldview depends on it.
Heavenly Father, as You continue to frustrate man’s search for life elsewhere in the universe, I pray that many scientists will begin to consider the far more important matter of how they may find eternal life in Your Son. Amen.
“Scientists find no obvious signs of life in 100,000 galaxies,” Popular Science, 4/16/15. Illustration: Artist’s concept shows the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE spacecraft. Courtesy of NASA.