• Question: Are there any aliens on any of the seven planets?What do you think?Why do you think that?

    Asked by Krystal to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 4 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by jkbgfvdevk, yass_its_sherry, CarmiRose, 8P form, SpaldingHighSchool9S, Sheldon Cooper.
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      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 4 Oct 2015:

      Hi Zanita! It is possible that there are aliens in one of the seven planet or on one of their moons!
      But for sure they are not aliens as we see them in movies or in sci-fi. If there was someone like that, we would have already found them!

      If there are aliens in the Solar system, they are tiny little creatures which can only be observed with a microscope, very early and primitive forms of life.
      But still, they could teach us so much about how life was generated on Earth, they could help us answer one of the most ancient questions we have, how did life start?
      This is why it’s important that we keep exploring the Solar system, with robots and one day also with humans

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      Beth Healey answered on 6 Oct 2015:

      Hi Zanita, great question.

      I hope so! After recently finding water on Mars it makes it seam more likely…

      Like ColFlight said they would most likely be very small microscopic creatures if they are on one of the seven planets or moons.

      Here at Concordia I’m searching for bacteria which can survive outside in the extreme conditions we experience here. If we find some which can survive here then perhaps they can also survive on the conditions present on other planets too!