2013 year of the aliens
I’d say it’s about time we found some real extra-terrestrials.
And it’s not just me.
According to Exoplanet.eu, there are 885 discovered extrasolar planets as of May 10th of this year.
Seems like only be a matter of time until aliens turn up. It's like searching for keys lost in a couch only your keys are the extra-terrestrials and your couch is the entire universe.
You call that a fly-by?
And just as those keys were inevitably in your pocket the whole time, seems like the aliens are already here.
This past December, a passenger jet was entering its final approach over Glasgow, Scotland on a clear day when sthe pilot and his “non-flying colleague” saw a yellow and blue object on the horizon. The object then flew towards and underneath the Airbus A320, barely avoiding a collision.
All of this happened at about 4,000 feet and the object is said to have missed them by no more than a few hundred.
That is a very near miss.
When the pilot reported it, nobody on the ground had any record anywhere in the area of another object in the sky.
Nothing on the radar. Nothing on the radio.
This seems to preclude it having been a weather balloon, small aircraft, or even a glider, all of which should have shown up on radar.
What’s more, it is unlikely that any of these objects would have been in that air space.
The only trace was an “unidentified track history” on the radar at nearby Prestwick.
What was the object? Why was it invisible on the radar? Why was it the same colour as movie space ships?
If this happened in December, why are we only reading about it now?
Is a “non-flying colleague” the same as a co-pilot? If he’s in the plane, how is he not flying?
That’s not my diatom
Confusing or not, a good old alien fly-by is an exciting change from recent arguments about alien microbes.
It’s just hard to get excited about aliens when they’re too small to ask if they can phone home.
For example, you might have heard about the meteor that crashed in Sri Lanka on December 29, reported to contain fossilized alien microbes.
At the time, many in the scientific community dismissed the claims, saying that the rocks clearly appeared to have been embedded with earthly diatoms, which are extremely common single-celled aquatic organisms with hard shells.
Since then, an international team of crack scientists has examined the sample using a scanning electron microscope, leading them to conclude that the meteorite was not contaminated upon crash-landing and that the microbes are most definitely alien.