Stan Love, NASA astronaut, exclusively spoke with The U.S. Sun about aliens and why he believes that they haven’t yet visited us.
Love is a 57-year-old American scientist and astronaut who joined Nasa in 1998 and went on his first spaceflight on Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2008.
Although he has spent over 300 hours in space, he has not yet seen intelligent life on Earth.
Love isn’t convinced that intelligent aliens are looking at us, despite Nasa officially investigating unexplained UFO sightings.
His first hypothesis is that intelligent aliens could exist in space and not want to be visited.
He said this to The U.S. Sun “You could imagine intelligent life that just doesn’t care about technology and is just perfectly happy to stay home and doesn’t feel like they need to build starships.”
There could be aliens that love you, but they aren’t intelligent enough to visit us.
“You could imagine intelligent life that we wouldn’t even recognize as intelligent like imagine coral reefs that are complicated enough to each be at their own intellect and they speak to each other through coded pulses of fish larvae and sea urchin eggs and we would have no idea.
“Dolphins on Earth are pretty smart, we can’t communicate with them, we can’t relate.
“So alien intelligences may be much more common than we think but we just don’t recognize them because they are alien, they are so different from us.”
The space expert suggested that intelligent alien life could have died elsewhere in the universe, before it could find its way to Earth.
Love stated to The U.S. Sun that a great filter prevents technical civilizations from advancing to the point where they can control interstellar travel.
“What that might be is you poison yourself with your own waste, you cook yourself by altering the composition of your atmosphere because you think it will make you rich to do that or you blow each other up with really powerful weapons.”
His third theory states that aliens are far smarter than humans and don’t want to waste time visiting.
Love says: “A civilization that can master that kind of energy probably has nothing to do with us. We would be interesting scientifically I imagine. It’s a subject of a lot of debate.”
The Nasa and other space agencies continue to look for signs of alien life in the world, as well as evidence of ancient alien life.
Love believes we may still find aliens in this lifetime if they visit us or send radio signals that can be detected.