Alien Life: NASA says We're Closer to Finding It.

By Dania Vargas Austryjak

In search life beyond Earth.

Scientists from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) see the possibility finding life on other worlds as something tangible enough to be be done within the next 10 to 20 years.

In their search for other habitable planets NASA's top researchers have stressed the importance of water for the development of life as we know it. Currently the focus is on finding extraterrestrial life in hypothetically microbial form. The researchers claim to have the needed technology and have stated they already know where to look. It really is just a matter of time.

Extraterrestrial life NASA

In a press release from NASA, chief scientist Ellen Stofan, stated the very real possibility of finding life on other planets “in our lifetime”.

Visual analyses have already been made of the surface of moons orbiting planets in our solar system. Notably, Ganymede and Europa, Jupiter’s moons which are believed to conceal large liquid oceans beneath their icy crusts. A mission to Europa is planned for the year 2022, in order to clarify whether or not this moon is potentially habitable, as well as searching for signs of alien life.

Curiosity Rover Mars

A closer astronomical object of study is the planet Mars, in which the most recent development is the discovery of calcium perchlorate, a substance commonly found in salt water. “Under the right conditions, it absorbs water vapor from the atmosphere”, stated Dr. Morten Bo Madsen, head of the Mars Group at the University of Copenhagen to the Daily Express. “The soil is porous, so what we are seeing is that the water seeps down through the soil."

The discovery is groundbreaking as water, in liquid form, was in fact confirmed on the Red Planet on Monday. Prior to this, the existence of water on Mars had only been known to exist in a frozen state at its poles. "It would be speculation to suggest there could be life underground as we simply do not know that,” stated Dr. Madsen. “But what this discovery does show is that there is evidence of water on Mars itself."

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