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Elon Musk says he 'would know' if there are aliens out there with all the Starlink satellites he has orbiting Earth

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   

Elon Musk says he 'would know' if there are aliens out there with all the Starlink satellites he has orbiting Earth
  • Elon Musk doesn't think aliens are out there.
  • The SpaceX owner has launched rockets and put thousands of satellites into space.

SpaceX owner Elon Musk doesn't think aliens exist.

"I have seen no evidence for aliens and, with ~6000 satellites orbiting Earth, I think I would know," Musk wrote on X on Monday.

The billionaire responded to a recent interview that Tucker Carlson gave on the podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience," which aired on April 19.

Carlson told host Joe Rogan that he thinks aliens "have been here a long time" and claimed that "there's a ton of evidence that they're under the ocean and under the ground."

It seems, however, that Musk disagrees with Carlson's theory.

This isn't the first time Musk has publicly contemplated the existence of extraterrestrials. In June 2018, Musk said in an X post that "it is unknown whether we are the only civilization currently alive in the observable universe."

But this, Musk said, meant there was "added impetus for extending life beyond Earth."

"The scariest answer to the Fermi Paradox is that there are no aliens at all," Musk wrote in July, referencing physicist Enrico Fermi's questions about why humans have yet to discover aliens.

Musk has a vested interest in discovering what's out there in space beyond what appears to be a personal interest in aliens.

His work at SpaceX to launch rockets and satellites for the US military has made him a huge defense contractor in the US.

Starlink has played a critical role in the Ukraine war, where Ukrainian soldiers have used it to operate its drone fleet and communicate in conflict zones.

Musk hopes to send up to 42,000 Starlink satellites into space eventually.

Representatives for SpaceX didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from BI sent outside regular business hours.


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