Is 2012 the year we find that we are not alone?
The odds for either the UK Prime Minister or the US President confirming the existence of intelligent Extra Terrestrial life have never been shorter with British bookmakers William Hill offering 50/1 that the announcement occurs during 2012.
"We have never had so much interest in this market with bets of up to £1000 placed by a mining engineer currently working in Tanzania. Our customers certainly think that 2012 could be the year that we finally find out that we are not alone," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
50/1 that the current existence of intelligent Extra Terrestrial life will be confirmed by either UK Prime Minister or US President By Dec 31st 2012
LIFE ON MARS?
Mars has not been a happy hunting ground for NASA and history is littered with failed mission.
As a result Hills offer 3/1 that NASA permanently lose contact will the probe before it makes the surface of Mars.
The good news for the mission is that should the probe make it to the surface Hills make it odds on at 4/6 that they find a form of life (Microbial included).
"Exploring Mars has been a NASA nightmare and it will come as no great surprise if ‘Curiosity' goes the same way," Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Life ON Mars Proved By NASA by start 2015: 4/6 Yes, 11/10 No
NASA to lose contact with the rover, nicknamed Curiosity Before it lands on the Surface of Mars: 3/1
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