Is there other life on other planets?Instan70 - 10 Answers
No one knows at present: no convincing evidence of life on another planet has yet been found, but this may change over the next few years or decades.
Firstly, there may be life elsewhere in the solar system. In the 1970s the Viking probe which landed on Mars carried out a number of tests on samples of Martian soil designed to detect life. The results were inconclusive, but at least one test came up positive. The majority of scientists interpreted the results as not indicative of life, but a few disagree, including te designer of the tests. However, we won't know for sure until we send another probe there to carry out more tests. Certainly, there is ample evidence that liquid water, a prerequisite for life as we know it, once existed on Mars. Also, a meteorite which originated on Mars was found to contain microscpic structures resembling small fossilised bacteria, as well as a number of chemical indicators associated with life. None of these findings was conclusive, and all had alternative explanations, but taken together, and combined with the fact that liquid water was once present on Mars, some scientsists have concluded that Mars probbly did have life at one time, and that it may still exist in dormant form.
Another possible location for life in the solar system is Jupiter's moon, Europa, which is thought to contain huge quantities of liquid water under its icy surface. There is a proposal to send a probe to Europa which would bore through the ice into the water below and look for signs of life.
As for life beyond the solar system, our ability to detect relatively small, rocky, Earth-like planets orbiting other stars is improving all the time, and if we detect one in the habitable zone of its star (the range of distances from the star where liquid water could exist), it would be a major candidate for life. We may also soon be able to detect free oxygen in such a planet's atmosphere from analysis of its spectrum, and significant amounts of oxygen would be a strong indicator of life.
So we still don't know, but I am hopeful that we may find something within my lifetime. Intelligent life is another question and I am quite sceptical about this, at least in our galaxy, as I think if it was there we would have found some evidence of it by now, but life at least at the microbial level seems a strong possibility.
With the size of the universe, I would say it is very likely , there is life on other planets.It may not be life as we know it, but there are surely lifeforms that are unknown to man. With the age of the universe, and the short period of time mankind has been around. It only seems other planets have a head start on earth, when it comes to producing life. We have only scratched the surface, when it comes to space travel. We know not what lies outside our solar system. In time we as humans may discover that we are not as advanced as we think we are.
The Roswell incident in 1947, left the smartest people on this planet scratching their heads. The lights that appear in the sky's on a regular basis, should tell us we are not alone. These sightings have been seen by man for at least thousands of years. It is kind of hard to deny the cave drawings of early man. These are only little indications there is life beyond man.
Maybe there is life on other planets in our solar system. However, I think they would have to be radically different from us to be able to survive in such extreme atmospheres, with the exception of maybe Mars, which has an atmosphere/environment relatively similar to ours.
I think it more likely there is intelligent life *outside* our solar system. The universe is so vast; the statistical odds are fairly high that there exists among the countless galaxies out there, at least one planet with the "right" kind of atmosphere for some form of intelligent life to grow.
I would say yes. I find it hard to believe that Earth is the only place in the whole entire universe that has life.
I think that on other planets there are bacteria or very small life living. I doubt that there are large animals living on other planets like on Earth.
The universe is a huge place and humans know very little about it. With our current technology, it would be very hard to find.
Maybe, but we have not found any other life (similar to life on earth) yet.
there are billions of galaxies with billions of stars out there in the universe, so chances are quite good that there is life somewhere. The only problem is that it is very very difficult to find ;)
I would have to say that it is most likely. There of course is no documented proof, but with knowing that we exist, I can only assume that others do as well...
Maybe,if there is I hope they are smarter than us & willing to teach us about peace & love.The question is,would we listen? Probably not....
Absolutely, and to prove this phenomenon there have been published pictures of a once existing civilization on the planet of Mars....
I think there are other life on other planets, mybe there is sort of like life on earth....
Straight up yes we just have to find it...