The United Kingdom's first astronaut says that not only do aliens exist, but they may already be here on Earth. Helen Sharman, who accomplished the historic achievement back in 1991 when she journeyed to the Soviet space station Mir, made the remarkable declaration in an interview Observer Magazine that was published over the weekend. Although the piece largely centered around her childhood and how she became the first Briton in space, Sharman briefly shared some thoughts on ETs and her take on the subject was rather eyebrow-raising.
"Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it," Sharman told the magazine, explaining that "there are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life." That said, she also cautioned against preconceived notions when it comes to extraterrestrials, musing "will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not." Beyond her refreshingly definitive opinion on the existence of aliens, Sharman also put forward the tantalizing observation that "it's possible they’re here right now and we simply can't see them."
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