An intriguing sub-discipline of archaeology has arisen known as xenoarchaeology. Xenoarchaeology issues itself with the physical remains of intelligent extraterrestrial cultures. While this concept has frequently fallen into the hands of science fiction authors, it will no doubt be taken significantly more seriously as astrophysicists continue to uncover a lot more and more stars with hospitable planets. It is becoming increasingly a lot more accepted that life can thrive in conditions previously believed not possible as effectively, only further opening this realm of possibility.
At the earliest in the 1600?s, Johannes Kepler postulated that numerous functions of the lunar landscape could be artificially constructed by an alien intelligence. In the same vein, concealing astronomic suspicions and perhaps passing hidden insider expertise, Arthur C. Clarke wrote several novels of science fiction positing the existence of intelligently designed obelisks scattered throughout the solar system. Closer to his death when his career could not be threatened, Clarke created public statements about his positive belief of the evidence of ancient civilizations having existed on Mars. Richard Hoagland at present leads the Enterprise Mission which seeks to investigate extraterrestrial ruins on the Earth’s moon, Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, and more celestial bodies. Erich Von Daniken, starting in his book Chariot of the Gods and continuing via his huge series, presents alternative interpretations to significantly of this planet’s archaeological finds suggesting a paleocontact theory of ancient alien astronauts. Many much more critical attempts to discover this new avenue of analysis have and will continue to be performed as humanity’s technological prowess increases the reach of human hands and tools.
It is anticipated that artifacts of non-human origin will be located on planets, satellites, in the asteroid belt, or locked in orbit. More advanced and clever considering has led some to search for these artifacts on asteroids passing via our method or in more peculiar locations such as Lagrangian points. Lagrangian points are locations in space near a massive physique and its satellites exactly where gravity and the centripetal forces cancel every single other for objects of negligible mass. This would permit modest objects to rest in a geostationary orbit, where relative to the planet and its satellites, it does not move. One can ponder and feel of numerous motives points in space such as these would be advantageous for the placement of advanced observational machinery. Other slightly related attempts to discover remains of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist. SETI (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) functions an massive array of satellites hoping to intercept electromagnetic signals from distant cultures. Because of the vast distances, any signals received would be of an ancient time, hence qualifying SETI as an xenoarchaeological study.
Xenoarchaeology may possibly be a study ahead of its time, garnering present ridicule from the close-minded, but the scientific paradigm is shifting as some of the Earth’s premier physicists are changing their own minds, and as opinion leaders, altering the zeitgeist for all. Even the Vatican has issued statements preparing the folks for the implications of extraterrestrial life upon their belief program. Wonder and awe will abound if non-human artifacts are indeed uncovered. Complete shock may possibly be the option if the bodies of extraterrestrial beings are a single day exhumed.