• Question: Have we ever found traces/clues to alien life on other planets?

    Asked by denchdoggie to Andrew, Janey P, Kinda, Ravi, SarahJane on 26 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Sarah-Jane Walsh

      Sarah-Jane Walsh answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      The closest we have come to suggesting that life could have been possible on other planets is the discovery of things that permit life, such as warmth, water and an atmosphere.

      With us now beginning to explore the surface of Mars, evidence has been found that the planet may have been wet and warm both features that would support life.

      So we may have found evidence of life from millions and billions of years ago, but evidence of current life, we have not yet found any evidence… well not that the government have told us anyway =D

    • Photo: Ravi Kopparapu

      Ravi Kopparapu answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Not yet, but we are getting VERY close. At least in our Solar System, the Mars rovers are making excellent progress in discovering past or present life. There is also a mission that is planned to send to ‘Europa’, a moon of Jupiter to see if there is any life under it’s surface.

      And Scientists like me are studying extrasolar planets, to find out if there is any kind of life outside our Solar System. Just wait for 10 years, you will know the answer: “Are we alone in the Universe” ?