Dr Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut to go into space, has claimed aliens exist and it is possible they are already living among us here on Earth.Speaking to the Observer magazine, Sharman reflected on her collective years in the field of science and technology, including her milestone mission to the Soviet modular space station Mir in May 1991. During the interview she claimed that extraterrestrial life exists somewhere in the universe."Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it," she said, adding, "there must be all sorts of different forms of life" among the billions of stars in our galaxy. She also noted that aliens may not be made up of carbon and nitrogen like humans, and as such "it's possible they're here right now and we simply can't see them."Sharman, who continues outreach activities related to chemistry and her spaceflight, spoke fondly of the eight-day orbit she participated in, as she shared memories from the first time she viewed the Earth from above."There's no greater beauty than looking at the Earth from up high – and I'll never forget the first time I saw it," she explained. "After take-off, we left the atmosphere and suddenly light streamed in through the window. We were over the Pacific Ocean. The gloriously deep blue seas took my breath away."Throughout history, movies and TV shows have told stories of spectacular worlds in alternate dimensions, spaceships travelling across galaxies, and extraterrestrial entities invading planets; The X-Files is one of the most iconic and influential shows in this genre, with each episode following the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and their investigations into the paranormal.Unfortunately for fans of the long-running series, Fox Television CEO and chairman Gary Newman confirmed the network has no plans to bring The X-Files back for a potential Season 12. This announcement came shortly after Gillian Anderson revealed she was quitting the show.For more on the sci-fi series, find out why we think The X-Files could only have become popular in the '90s.
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