The astrobiologist believes that alien life forms live in the Solar System
Experts and ordinary people for centuries hunted for alien life, peering, as in the nearest planet, and remote corners of the galaxy. Now researchers believe that aliens can live very close and soon we will find them.
Astrobiologist at the University of Westminster, Lewis Dartnell, says that technological breakthroughs will lead to the discovery of aliens in the solar system in the near future. He recently spoke at a scientific exhibition in London and said: “The chances of finding someone else’s life are very high within our own system, because we are increasingly launching vehicles that approach planets and asteroids. However, do not rush to wave a hand of intelligent life, because we focus primarily on single-celled organisms. ” Dartnell believes that if organisms are able to survive in extremely harsh terrestrial conditions, then it is likely that this can be repeated in other worlds. An example would be methane worms - 2-centimeter worms that live deep under water and survive in methane ice.
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The scientist stressed that some terrestrial conditions are duplicated on other planets, such as the desert landscape of Mars or the frosty conditions of Titan (satellite of Saturn). Moreover, billions of years ago, the Red Planet strongly resembled the Earth with water and a dense atmosphere.
Once Mars was very similar to Earth
It is important to understand that, for example, the conditions on Titan are incredibly tough. The temperature there on average does not rise above -150 ° C with a large abundance of methane. Therefore it is necessary to prepare for a meeting with unusual and unprecedented forms of life.