Alien space elevators

If scientists found a 62,000 mile space elevator on another planet, do you think they would still say there is no life on the planet, and that gravity by itself brought together carbon nanotubes and arranged it in a 62,000 mile high form and that gravity made the space elevator functional? I think scientists would say that there was no life on that planet even if there was a functional 62,000 mile high space elevator made out of carbon nanotubes. Any comments, suggestions?

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ANSWER #1 of 6

In actuality NASA has confirmed that there are AT LEAST 70 SEXTILLION STARS or 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 STARS. There are 200 billion to 400 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy alone and there are one trillion stars in our closest large galaxy called the Andromeda Galaxy. An average galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars and there are about 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. There are also many intergalactic stars that don't belong to a galaxies. There are probably much more than 70 sextillion stars in the Universe but if light from a Star hasn't traveled to Earth, or if the Star is too dim, or just not seen it can't be counted. Also we can only see part of the Universe because the Universe can only show light that has traveled less than 13.7 billion light years to reach us. It is hard for astronomers to find extrasolar planets because they are so small and far away but if moons and planets are as common around every star as they are around our Sun, then there should be decillions, 10^33, or planets in our observable Universe alone. Many galaxies have trillions of stars like the Sombrero Galaxy, yeah I know weird name but true, which is 28 million light years away. I would say that intelligent life would exist all over but scientists usually think that there is no life except for Earth because SETI has not spotted any life and its been up for 40 years.


ANSWER #2 of 6

No if they denied the elevator as being a sign of life they would not be scientists. They would be just another closed minded person who isn't open to learning or accepting facts. Like many religious zealots. But if you read you'll find that most scientists believe that life does exist outside of our planet, not intelligent life, but life none the less. Actually if you imagine the billions of stars with even more billions of planets that the likely hood of an earth like planet containing life and even intelligent life is more than likely.



ANSWER #3 of 6

If they found a constructed space elevator, they would most probably conclude that it was built by intelligent life, or life of some sort unless an alternative testable theory could be put forth. And the mechanisms determined.

SETI is searching for signals propagated through space. And it seems to me that since there would be two 'types/classes' to detect. Those specifically directed out by civilizations in order to communicate, and signals that were "leakage", not meant to go extra-planetary. The latter would be extremely weak since they are designed to stay within a planet or planetary system. The former presumes an intelligence able to believe in life beyond it's own sphere. And have a desire to contact. And even then, how much power could be used and in what direction would it have to go to hit our single planet?
I think that scientists by-and-large do not think "...that there is no life except for Earth...". Being scientists they would think that it is a question that has yet to be answered.


ANSWER #4 of 6

I guess there could be billions of stars but a lot of billions. There are atleast 70 sextillion or 70 trillion billions and there are about a septillion billions of planets in the observable universe alone but billion should be used to measure the stars in a galaxy not the universe. It is like saying the Universe is 800 sextillion miles long instead of 180 billion light years long even though both are the same thing since a light years is 5.865 trillion miles.



ANSWER #5 of 6

I guess there could be billions of stars but a lot of billions. There are atleast 70 sextillion or 70 trillion billions and there are about a septillion billions of planets in the observable universe alone but billion should be used to measure the stars in a galaxy not the universe. It is like saying the Universe is 800 sextillion miles long instead of 180 billion light years long even though both are the same thing since a light years is 5.865 trillion miles.


ANSWER #6 of 6

If they do that, they aren't fit to be called scientists. Obviously some living-object created this mammoth structure, so it is certain that there is life on that planet.



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