Malaysia’s first astrophysicist appointed leading official in ET contact
The country’s first astrophysicist will soon become Earth’s first official point-of-contact with aliens if they come a-calling.
Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman, who heads the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), would be the nearest thing that we have to a “take me to your leader” person when she takes on the new role, according to online portal www.news.com.au.
It also reported that the United Nations made the appointment over the weekend.
Dr Mazlan was reported to have told fellow scientists recently of an increased likelihood in the meeting with extraterrestrial life after a discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars.
The portal quoted the 59-year-old former director-general of the Space Science Studies Division in the Science, Technology and Environment Ministry as suggesting that the United Nations “must be ready to co-ordinate humanity’s response to any first contact”.
“The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials.Interesting when juxtaposed with this:A newly-published book by a retired NORAD officer predicts October 13, 2010 as the tentative date for a fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles to hover for hours over the earth's principal cities. Author says the event to be the first in a series intended to avert a planetary catastrophe resulting from increasing levels of carbon-dioxide in the earth's atmosphere dangerously approaching a "critical mass."Seventeen days and counting. Is anybody excited yet? Maybe just a little??SteveRaleigh, North-Carolina
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