Stephen Hawking is one of the smartest people on the planet. The renowned physicist has long been tabbed as having one of the brightest minds in the world. He has suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS that paralyzed his body. In spite of this, his extreme intelligence still cause countless to gawk at his brilliance. Recently, Hawking has found a renewed interest in extraterrestrial life and he is now taking part in one of the most promising search for Aliens outside our planet.
Everyone knows just how mysterious outer space really is. With man being able to explore a tiny fraction of the universe, there is certainly a very big probability that alien life forms may exist somewhere in space. At least that is what Stephen Hawking believes in.
According to The New York Post, Hawking was quoted as saying ?look up to the stars and not down at your feet?. He said this to his audience during a recent talk at Britain?s Oxford University Union. While his quote may have different implications, one possibility is that he is talking about life outside our solar system.
One star that Hawking may be referring to is Tabby?s Star. It is one star being investigated by a team being led by Hawking. The project, which costs more than $100 million, is being undertaken to investigate the mysterious behavior observed when viewing the star.
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According to The Sun, scientists have noticed a weird dimming behavior when looking at the star. This occurence makes it appear as if Tabby?s star was blinking. This is certainly very intriguing as some scientists have surmised that it could be caused by an alien structure that could block out the light from the star periodically.
If that is indeed true, it may shed light to the existence of extraterrestrial life outside our solar system. If there is one person who will surely find a way to confirm this, Stephen Hawking is certainly the best one for the job.
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