Do you ever look at the sky at night? That vast expanse of darkness brimming with constellations, alluring to all who witnesses its splendor.
That ocean filled with stars which many watch on a cloudless night not only captures the attention of people in the scientific community who are hoping to unlock its secrets but also those who views them as romantic.
There have been countless of stories delivered in all forms of media that acquainted itself with these heavenly bodies. Who would not forget the lines “In a galaxy far, far away…” from the movie Star Wars that is perhaps one of the most influential movies that tell of life on other planets and other galaxies as well? Of course, Star Wars isn’t the only film that features such a theme. Most, if not all, science fiction are themed after this — life on other planets, universe, galaxies.
Is there life on other planets? That question is perhaps one of the most controversial questions that was ever asked. We are bombarded with various television shows, comics, animations, movies and books. There are scientists who are studying possible radio signals coming from other planets, there are people driving out into the deserts at night to watch and hope for the arrival of alien visitors, and there are even military pilots who sight unexplainable flying objects that many think are alien ships. Scientists have sent robots to our neighboring planets in hopes of finding any signs of life whether it was from long ago or from the present time. However, no one has yet came up with the answer nor has anyone rise up to provide valid proof of these alien lifeforms.
Many people, most of which are critics to the belief in the existence of life on other planets, galaxies and universe, ask what good will it do should we find such aliens? Some don’t even bother to ask questions but completely shut their minds off of that possibility believing that it is nothing more than just fiction — just make-believe.
I have always been fascinated but at the same time afraid of the thought of aliens existing… living in a distant (or not so distant) planet. Fascinated because whenever I think about it, I can’t help but wonder if these aliens are primitive creatures or if they are just like how they are featured in movies — beings a highly advance form of civilization? Do they posses bodies similar to our own or do they look like one-eyed creatures with tentacles? Perhaps, these so-called ‘alien lifeforms’ are even humans living on another planet! — Could such a thing be possible? Whenever I think like that and let my imagination run wild, I get fascinated and excited. I am afraid as well since after all, we never know if they are peace-loving or do they follow those typical “take over the world” scheme that are most often depicted in science fiction movies.
I believe on the possibility that, as they say, “we are not alone”. That perhaps there are ‘others’ living on some far-off universe who, like us, are also wondering if there are other life forms. There is nothing wrong with believing in this and I certainly don’t believe that this is all geeky and nerdy. I tend to think that believing in something makes life more interesting.
There are billions upon billions of stars out there and there are just as many planets waiting to be discovered beyond our own galaxy, beyond our own universe. The Outer Space is so vast that we can never tell whether aliens do exist or not, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to believe and let our imagination loose once in a while. We may not find the answer to that question right now but with technology constantly evolving and our devoted scientists continuing on their search, coming up with new space exploration methods, it may very well be a matter of time before some light be shed on the matter.
Who knows, aliens might be living among us even now, watching us, and even studying us. Sounds creepy, doesn’t it? Of course, we might never really now and there is still that possibility that they don’t exist but still, it wouldn’t hurt to just believe…