In April 2014, NASA made a discovery of the first Earth-size planet in another solar system. Kepler-186f is located where NASA considers to be a habitable zone around a sun sharing similarities with Earth’s. In July last year, the Kepler mission, which had made the earlier discovery, found another planet showing an even greater closeness to planet earth – despite being older and seemingly bigger – than Earth.
Whilst there might not be any conclusive proof of life existence on other planets, it would be entirely wrong if we simply formulate the opinion that life doesn’t exist on other planets. This is all the more so, against the weight of evidence supporting alien life. To answer this big what if, this article goes through tremendous research conducted by the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) scientists and other space researchers to uncover which planets have so far shown the greatest likelihood of harbouring extra-terrestrial life. Here we go.
Whilst Enceladus might not exactly be considered a planet, Saturn’s moon has shown clear evidence that extra-terrestrial life might just be within our solar system. According to research carried out by NASA’s Cassimi Spacecraft, Enceladus is more than just a moon filled with rocks covered in ice. According to pictures taken by the spacecraft, cracks in Enceladus southern hemisphere spew out frozen water from their sources. It is easy to assume that underneath this frozen exterior is liquid water. The moderate temperature of the moon and its gravitational interactions with other bodies within the Saturnic system increases the possibility of Enceladus being a possible host of life on planets.
No one can rally veto the likelihood that extra-terrestrial organisms exist on mars. It is presumed that the salty melt water that is found inches below the planet’s dusty epidermis are the cause of the dark stirpes found during the Martian summer period at the Horowitz Crater. NASA has made it clear that there might be bacteria below Mar’s icy surface bearing semblance to what can be found in Antarctica.
This exoplanet, a discovery of the Kepler mission, has shown an ever-increasing likelihood that life on planets may well just exist outside our solar system. Despite weighing 17 times greater than Earth, it is still a rocky planet capable of harbouring alien life.