Where Could Life Exist? (Infographic)

Life in solar system_infographic

When NASA scientists announced earlier this year that they had found evidence of liquid water on Mars, imaginations ran wild with the possibility that life could exist somewhere other than here on Earth.

Scientists continue to explore the possibility that Mars once looked a lot like Earth — salty oceans, fresh water lakes, and a water cycle to go with it. That’s exciting stuff.

So where else are they looking? What exactly are they looking for?

There are nine places in our universe where scientists say life is a possibility. The locations range from a smoking hot planet like Venus to a moon that orbits Saturn called Enceladus, which looks a lot like a massive, tightly-packed ball of ice.

All of these places show signs that water is, or at least was, a possibility. They also appear to feature some kind of energy that could produce heat.

 

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VKII
VKII

Would be very cool to use the international system of units since this tries to be both scientific and international. 



Martin Noirmont
Martin Noirmont

Ridiculous although doable idea, however the one that points rather to a hopelessness of a relativistic trap into which the physicists with Einstein got us all than a truly breakthrough technology opening new horizons in physics and deep space exploration... I suggest you smart people start thinking Tesla instead of Einstein ...

Adrian Ferent
Adrian Ferent

Top physicists in the last 100 years continued to work on unified field theories of gravity and electromagnetism, but it never resulted in a resounding success. UNIFICATION of GRAVITATION and ELECTROMAGNETISM I unified at quantum level, Electromagnetism and Gravitation with Ferent equation for photon – graviton interaction: Ferent equation for photon – graviton interaction: E = h × f + a × f - a × ν where - a × ν is the negative energy of the graviton ν is the frequency of the graviton Ferent equation for the energy of a photon: E = h × f + a × f “I am the first who understood and explained Gravitation with high speed gravitons v = 1.001762 × 10^17 m/s, with Negative Momentum, Negative Mass and Negative Energy” Adrian Ferent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_unified_field_theories https://www.academia.edu/23507496/Ferent_Gravitation_theory

Jeff Dupuis
Jeff Dupuis

9 places in our universe? seems... low.... did you mean solar system?

Jeff Dupuis
Jeff Dupuis

well yeah of course. I was just being an internet nerd pointing out that saying there's 9 places in the universe is probably a huge understatement. I think thats what you were getting at also.

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Sterling

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rxfita
rxfita

@lilaanastasia I wouldn't be surprised either. I'm trying to be in outer space I'm tired of earth and humans ✨🌙☄

malster2015
malster2015

@WorldSciFest Extremophiles on Venus, swimming in oceans of sulphuric acid perhaps? Best we continue with the plans for Mars.

Bill Brett
Bill Brett

You're all stupid people at unscience festival.

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

I bet all the other planet in our solar system hate Earth and it's a jerk because it's always telling them they have no life.

Dana James
Dana James

Gilbert Levin's L.R. experiment on Mars/Viking tested positive; so to say "zero traces" found and labeled as "doubtful"... Interesting.

er302007
er302007

Titan: "water is present but its chemical makeup doesn't sustain any life that we know of."

How many variations on H2O are there?

GaryHill2
GaryHill2

@er302007 Water is present. "Its chemical makeup" refers to Titan's chemical makeup not the present water.

J Michael Antoniewicz II
J Michael Antoniewicz II

"Water found in soil is bound to mineral and inaccessible." .. except with *TECHNOLOGY* that you probably have since you've crossed interplanetary distances to get there!! Oi....

er302007
er302007

But that's not the point.  The water needs to be available to evolving life.

Matthew Scott Honeycutt
Matthew Scott Honeycutt

Venus = earth 1.0 I bet we really messed it up and came to earth for a new start and will repeat this cycle with mars being earth 3.0 lol

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

what is this? why you add such posts? Is there any thing serious in this post? Are we all fool? dont we know if there is life possibility on venus or not?

Георги Кънев
Георги Кънев

About Venus planet: First let remind this: Mercury as well the other planets in the solar system was born from the Sun because all planets centripetal acceleration fulfills the rule: g=(V.C)/R ln(1+V/C) where R – is the distance between the planet and the Sun, V=w.R where w – is the angular velocity of the equatorial area of the Sun. See USM part I www.kanevuniverse.com Obtained result coincides with the same acceleration estimated by the law: g=G.M/r^2 Second important suggestion is that the Sun in fact synthesis all nature element until uranium, but not only iron how was estimated so far. It is so because of the essence of the field, see again Part I USM. So the core of the Sun is contains from super dense and therefore with huge gravitational attraction material - nuclear chain, most probably from uranium nuclei, see joromachine www.kanevuniverse.com and with super strong common magnetic moment. That is why the Sun changes its magnetic poles for about 11 years or so – because of the interaction between this core and the plasma surrounding it. How it is seen this core reminds the so called “neutron star”, which of course hasn’t any physical means because such creation is impossible, as well this is in force about the so called “black hole”. Such core possesses any star, even any planet but the difference is only in the size of the core – in smallest objects this core can be only centimeter’s radius (see again USM and essence of the field). The size of the core of our Sun is around 70 km in radius (see USM). For example proof about this assertion we can find out in rings and moons of Saturn, in their different direction of revolving (some of them), which shows that the core of Saturn also changes its polarization, similarly to the Sun, but very slowly, because the Saturn is far smaller and far cooler than the Sun. Now we can suppose that Mercury (because it was born from the Sun last in line) has most large quantity of heaviest elements in comparison with the rest of the planets and that is why Mercury is most dense object in the solar system. Maybe the core of Mercury is responsible for volcanic activity there and maybe it is in force about all planets?! So we know that the Venus atmosphere is contains from far more heavier element than Earth’s which is in coincidence with the shown above and that is why the temperature there is so huge, but not because of some green house effect by the carbon dioxide, because the heavier elements on the Venus exist since the birth of the planets. Second whether the Venus possesses super dens core with huge magnetic moment, because we don’t measure such in the observation of the planet so far and why the planet revolves so slowly and in opposed direction? According to above, Venus must to possess super dens core again from uranium most probably with huge magnetic moment, but the interaction between the denser and contained from heavier elements enveloping the core, is very slowly in the time, which of course defines the revolving of the planet. It means that in the future we can see changing of the revolving of the planet not only as a direction but the speed as well. G.Kanev

Sławomir Roszkiewicz
Sławomir Roszkiewicz

If higher inteligence....they would have already come here....if bacteria and virus....let them stay there.....or mayby there are elephants....or polar bears....???

Leanne Davis
Leanne Davis

You never know what could be swimming around in there...lol

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