I trust you can connect THESE two dots:
NYT headline and lede:
New Planet May Be Able to Nurture Organisms
It might be a place that only a lichen or pond scum could love, but astronomers said Wednesday that they had found a very distant planet capable of harboring water on its surface, thus potentially making it a home for plant or animal life.
Big Think headline:
U.N. to Establish Protocols for When We Make Contact With Aliens
Date-stamps on these article? Two. Days. Apart.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE. [Added: And see the comments for MORE.]
(The NYT piece is actually pretty interesting.)