Experts have been searching for alien life since forever, and now, there’s a leading space scientist who said that the chances that alien life does exist are maximum. It seems that Jupiter’s moon, Europa has extremely high chances of hosting life.
Life lies beneath the ice on Europa, says expert
“When it comes to the prospects of life beyond Earth, it’s almost a racing certainty that there’s life beneath the ice on Europa,” according to Monica Grady, cited by Forbes.
She is a professor of planetary and space science and the newest chancellor at Liverpool Hope University in the UK.
She continued and explained that “Elsewhere, if there’s going to be life on Mars, it’s going to be under the surface of the planet… There you’re protected from solar radiation. And that means there’s the possibility of ice remaining in the pores of the rocks, which could act as a source of water.”
She also made sure to mention Mars and said that the planet is pretty intriguing in this regard, nonetheless but the best bet to find life is definitely Europa.
She said that this is the most alien-friendly location in the solar system. She also believes that we have a high chance of finding life, which probably has the intelligence of an octopus.
The mix of conditions on Europa makes it favorable for alien life
According to research, it seems that the observations of the moon suggest that the water that lies beneath the surface is both salty and also heated by hydrothermal vents.
This means that there’s a pretty great mix of conditions that would allow life to thrive there.
It’s also important to note that there are plans to send a NASA mission that’s dubbed the Europa Clipper to the frozen satellite.
More than that, regarding Mars, the expert is not so sure that it could host too complex life.
Source - Dual Dove