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Mainstream science seems to be shifting its view, taking the search for extraterrestrial life more seriously.

University’s observatory searching for extraterrestrial life

Phil Langill (Credit: Morgan Shandro / the Gauntlet)

Phil Langill (Credit: Morgan Shandro / the Gauntlet)

Mainstream science seems to be shifting its view, taking the search for extraterrestrial life more seriously. Researchers at major universities around the globe are actively searching for life on other planets, including Phil Langill from the University of Calgary’s department of Physics and Astronomy. He will be speaking about the search for extraterrestrial life at the Rothney Astronomical Observatory’s open house Saturday, February 12, where he will discuss how technology now enables researchers to identify planets outside our solar system and identify planets that might be good candidates for supporting life.

In response to NASA’s recent discovery of microbes capable of modifying their DNA to live in arsenic-heavy environments, Langill states that scientists need to start “looking in other places and we have got to be broader in our search because we don’t understand completely.”

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Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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