It has been quite some time since NASA has been at the top of anyone’s priority list, to-say-the-least of course, but recently the pressure was put on NASA to find alien life.
According to a story posted on IFLScience, the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine released a report mandated by Congreess that discussed a new intense focus on astrobiology, and the search for life on exoplanets.
If this isn’t your area of expertise, then trust me, this is actually really good. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.
The report also calls for the return of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) to NASA funding, which hasn’t been done since 1990.
I know issues involving the space community are not as popular as some of the other topics that come up for debate, and funding for research and exploration are not a top priority, but almost 30 years of neglect could’ve created complications.
Origin alone could be one of the most intense issues ever debated. People who are passionate in this field need support and an outlet.