Anonymous is a loosely associated international network of activist and hackers around the world have announced in a youtube video that NASA is about to announce that Alien life exists, probably on more than one planet around the Universe and also that Earth might have not been the first planet to sustain life.

All this was sparked by the testimony of Thomas Zurbuchen in front of the United States Science & Tech committee late last year. Dr. Zurbuchen heads NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. During the committee hearing he stated that NASA is doing work on how biology behave in space and what is the probability any life form could survive in space.

He had stated that “With all of this activity related to the search for life, in so many different areas, we are on the verge of one of the most profound discoveries, ever … And as we know from experience, NASA’s scientific discoveries of today continually drive impactful research for tomorrow that goes far beyond the initial observations.”

However he made it amply clear that NASA has not yet, to date, “found definitive signs of life elsewhere just yet” whilst on the other hand revealing that “astrobiology is a focus of a growing number of NASA missions”.

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He concluded his committee hearing by stating that “For astrobiology, the key thing to remember is that answering the fundamental question of ‘is there life out there?’ will require scientific breakthroughs from many different science fields, including ones that are not currently engaged in this exciting endeavor”

Anonymous hackers define their group as a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as “an Internet gathering” with “a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives”.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo Moon landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions such as New Horizons, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs. NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite. Since 2011, NASA has been criticized for low cost efficiency, achieving little results in return for high development costs.