What If the James Webb Telescope Found Alien Life?

What If the James Webb Telescope Found Alien Life?

The infrared James Webb telescope is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope. It has 18 separate mirror segments made of ultra-lightweight beryllium.

This telescope launched into space on December 25th, 2021. The mission of the James Webb Telescope? To study the history of our Universe from the afterglow of the Big Bang to the formation of solar systems like our own.

This telescope could be the key to finding alien life. If aliens were discovered, what would you say to them?

Transcript and sources: https://whatifshow.com/what-if-the-james-webb-telescope-found-alien-life/

00:00 Telescope background
01:48 Signs of life
03:33 Discovery announcement
05:33 Public reaction

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Why infrared? (earliest galaxies edition) – https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/blueshift/index.php/2013/09/12/maggies-blog-why-infrared-earliest-galaxies-edition/
The James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed. So what’s next for the biggest observatory off Earth? – https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-steps-after-deployment
NASA’s James Webb Telescope Could Detect Alien Life in Just 20 Hours – https://interestingengineering.com/nasas-james-webb-telescope-could-detect-alien-life-in-just-20-hours
NASA is thinking of new ways to find aliens… if they exist – https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/nasa-scientists-created-a-scale-for-possible-signs-of-life
A call for a methodical approach to identifying life beyond Earth – https://phys.org/news/2021-10-methodical-approach-life-earth.html
What are chemical signs of life beyond Earth? – https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/astrochemistry/What-are-chemical-signs-of-life-beyond-Earth/98/i46
NASA proposes playbook for communicating the discovery of alien life – https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/astrobiology/what-happens-when-we-find-aliens/
Proxima Centauri: The closest exoplanet to Earth – https://astronomy.com/news/2020/02/proxima-centauri-the-closest-exoplanet-to-earth
Could Extraterrestrial Intelligence Sway Religious Beliefs? – https://www.space.com/10670-extraterrestrial-life-religious-beliefs.html
The Philosophy Of Star Trek: Is The Prime Directive Ethical? – https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetstemwedel/2015/08/20/the-philosophy-of-star-trek-is-the-prime-directive-ethical/?sh=4e140fe72177

#WhatIf #SpaceExploration #Cosmos #Universe #JamesWebbTelescope #SpaceDiscovery #AlienLife


  1. Eles - Progetto Creativo on August 20, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    I argue that the terminally ill should sacrifice themselves and be embarked on spaceships for one-way trips to space, in order to go as far as possible and look for evidence of alien life. It’s the only way

  2. Black on August 20, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Still waiting

  3. HuMan Being 34/7 on August 20, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    I think we can tell a lot about the species by looking at the space junk or lack of.

  4. isreal on August 20, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    What if strong people searched the word life in a vehicle can something be above them so high up or make comfortable

  5. Luke Dubs on August 20, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    We are all living proof that life exists in the universe… egos aside, I cannot understand why people doubt it possible elsewhere. I would say it’s more likely there is life vs not. The Big Bang shot out the same materials which made up everything in the universe. I would assume many similar elements in other planets… add the right amount of sun and water and voila!

  6. Nick Ngyou on August 20, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Where are we on the scale for finding life

  7. Marcus The Great on August 20, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I’m pritty sure their doing government missions and don’t tell us what we don’t know and only tell us what we already know

  8. ZEblan Maidaynovich on August 20, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Most of you morons must be so dumb to believe anything USA said and show for about 80 years its all about Hollywood special BS fake news effects and about only 10% real and 90% fake awesome photo/short BS flick cartoons for brainless dummies to make money of them all over the world for decades hahaha demoncracy get you fat and brainless enjoy lol🤣😂

  9. Stoicmorales on August 20, 2023 at 6:26 pm


  10. Mike Wendland on August 20, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    I]f the Webb telescope found alien life, our government would keep it under wraps!

  11. Omar Khan on August 20, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    If you generally think… Big Bang generated numerous Galaxies giving birth to –> Time+ Science + Math + Physics …"ONE PLANET" (Earth) 🌎Cannot possibly be the only successful story in the Observable Universe.

  12. Rocky Kgf on August 20, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Even aleins believe in bhagwan krishnaomahan

  13. Xi Le on August 20, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Two important facts we have no correct answers: Do aliens life exist other solar systems in Miky Way galaxy and how many stars are there in Miky Way galaxy? I hope someone has the correct answers and wins the Nobel Prize.

  14. Mohammed Faheem on August 20, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    How do we know that aliens breathe oxygen

  15. Robert's TV on August 20, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    To study the history of our universe??
    That’s boring….then what?

    To search for alien life and habitable planets
    Now thats cool and exciting!

  16. isreal on August 20, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Wants to o know what if I said more what ifs on the topic of us soil

  17. Aaron Pinkney on August 20, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    I think most people would not care about the existence of other life forms until it impacts their day to day life. It would just be a distant concept and just another day. I can also imagine Religions simply re-interpreting their scripts to make it all seem like it fits. Then there will be a minority that cannot accept this new reality (reference those that could not accept there was limited quantity of toilet paper left during the pandemic). Personally, it would provide me with great motivation in life as it would add even more purpose than I can already identify. I’d probably try and find a job that allows be to take part in the forming of inter species contact or communication.

  18. Reycard on August 20, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    The life of alien is in our earth. Not out there univers.

  19. isreal on August 20, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Isreal Herrera me wants to know what if my city’s swat could move n capture a great fugitive

  20. Shear Logistics on August 20, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    The only thing the jwt will find is dreamers. We live in a tornado, it’s so huge we call them galaxies. The issue is the objects that will block the views rather than what one might see. Billions of galaxies. So dream on dreamers. The reality is, unfortunately they won’t tell you what is out there as the images instantly become intellectual property. For sale. So paying to see the absence of object. For that is space.

  21. Mark Lampo on August 20, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    Eventually software will show a "relationship" between cosmic reality and human observation, and that will be a major paradigm shift! You look "out" sixty thousand billion years, and that much "reality" shifts into position, because it is now no longer flat empty "data," but organized into a "thing." Your thought is now an "object" in another dimension and exists in infinite variations forever!

  22. RogueShadow on August 20, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    The possibility of alien like animals existing on other planets is highly likely considering how vast and infinite space is paired with the constant expansion. Whether or not it is human or human like is up for debate. The planet K2-18B is apparently a complete water world like Kamino in the movies.

  23. kids fun on August 20, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    It’s possible UFO travel

  24. peter lyons on August 20, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Why. Does. This. Guy. Think. A long pause between each word. Is not really. Annoying. Muppet…

  25. Wildlife Warrior on August 20, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    I would have sex with a female alien and have her hybrid child

  26. Irene Errico on August 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Humans 2 million years. Earth 5 billion years. Universe 15 billion years. Humans have lived 1/7500 of the existence of the universe. It is hard to believe that we humans are the tip of the spear of intelligent life.

  27. Harman Sidhu on August 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I am excited about female aliens.

  28. DryLongSo on August 20, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    With all the reported UFO sightings Hubble should have found something. Not buying it.

  29. Bhavesh Vispute on August 20, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Why anywhere go to area 51 🤣

  30. johngallo1988 on August 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    there are some problems with the Big Bang. Albert Einstein is one scientist that said the universe is 13B years old out of all the others that got kicked out and said no. so you all believed in one scientist WOW! why are we so in line with the other planets? why is the earth perfectly tilted so we have seasons? that is by design.

  31. Ryan Arnold on August 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t think the world would freak out if we found life on another planet.

  32. Cyber Skull on August 20, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    what if aliens have less technology than we have

  33. BlackRed's Plane Spotting on August 20, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks, bro!!

  34. Hidden Exit on August 20, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Imagine webb finds a whole civilized alien world except because it’s so far away, we’d be looking into the past & come to find that the alien civilization has since been extinct for thousands of years.

  35. Imruz 🌱 on August 20, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    As it can see the past so it is gonna see aliens grandfather for sure 👽

  36. FormCheck on August 20, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Weird how this thing is ready to go as soon as Congress “randomly” starts taking UFO’s seriously

  37. Dr. Dinglesack on August 20, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    why do you talk exactly like Xavier Renegade Angel

  38. A.J. DeBellis on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Honestly, the strange way the narrator stresses his words was so distracting I had trouble paying attention to the content of the video. I’m not sure I would have noticed if he were to say we had just discovered intelligent aliens.

  39. Smartest ドげブ on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a powerful instrument that is currently being developed by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to study the universe in unprecedented detail. One of its goals is to search for signs of life on other planets, but it’s important to note that the likelihood of finding alien life is uncertain, and the telescope’s capabilities are not directed to search only for it.

    If the JWST were to discover alien life, it would be a groundbreaking discovery with enormous implications for our understanding of the universe and our place in it. It would also raise a number of ethical, philosophical, and scientific questions.

    The discovery of alien life would likely lead to an intense effort to study and understand the biology and behavior of these organisms. It would also likely lead to a renewed effort to search for other forms of life in the universe.

    The discovery of alien life would also have a significant impact on society, raising questions about the implications of the existence of intelligent alien life, and the possibility of communication and interaction with them.

    It’s important to note that the discovery of alien life, if any, would require further research and confirmation, and it would be a long process that would involve multiple scientific disciplines and international collaboration.

  40. PCS Paulie II on August 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    🤣🤣🤣the big bang.
    I got news for ya, the "big bang" has been explained…. God spoke and BANG everything came into existence!

  41. Daniel Oliveira on August 20, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    If you look at Andromeda, the closest galaxy you will see how it was 2,5 million years ago.. lol

  42. allanwielson on August 20, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    I’m here after the JWST released its first images!!
    Dang! Mark my words ,there are planets like Kepler , which already confirms tht biological extra terrestrial will or does exist!!!

  43. X dark on August 20, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    The dark forest paradox

  44. Imruz 🌱 on August 20, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    1:37 ”It could be the key to discovering alien life, Unless they find us first” 👽 got me

  45. Tjimbob on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Honestly, I think we are not alone in the universe. There are millions and millions of galaxy’s and planets, so there has to be at least some life out there. It could be bacteria or even a weird looking lizard.

  46. milton alexander on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Let me add my thoughts about finding alien life out there.
    Here are some facts and you may not agree with me but time will tell.
    Firstly we will never ever find any alien life out in the universe, how do I know that because I am in touch with the creator of the whole universe,
    and his purpose is just with man made in his image. The heavens just declare the glory of God. Read about it in the bible.
    Here is one good verse that explains what God has done. Isaiah 42:5 thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens and stretched them out, he
    that spread forth the earth and that which commeth out of it, he that giveth breath unto the people upon it and the spirit to them that walk therein.

    Eventually the heavens God says will dissolve with fervent heat so if there was life out there it would be destroyed anyway.
    I will tell you now what James Webb telescope will find out there in space.
    It will find billions of more galaxies and billions and billions of more stars but no end of the universe in sight whatsoever.
    Gods creation is beyond our comprehension that’s why he is who he is.
    Now if you don’t believe me that’s ok just wait a few more months.
    I made the same prediction when Hubble was launched as well.
    Maybe I could have save the space Company involved fifteen billion dollars, now that’s a point.

  47. Anitha saisri on August 20, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    We Live on land with all living conditions, other species live on water with their individual living conditions. Can’t say there is no living conditions for aliens to be existed or no life on other planets. It’s just that we are not able to identify it.

  48. Francisco Javier on August 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    I hate this asshole’s voice

  49. Félix A. Alicea Martínez on August 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Lol, this video was a prank?

  50. Gordan Simpson on August 20, 2023 at 7:14 pm