Life is being hunted all around our Galaxy by Human. They are searching for either alien life or Stand by Home to live if Earth runs out of resources one day. Different Space Probes and Telescopes (Kepler) are employed on this mission. And they are discovering new planets beyond our solar system everyday. More than 1000 planets have been verified by experts after thorough study. Some of which have really surprised researchers and it is believed that we'll find a potentially habitable planet in our lifetime. Only Thing stopping Us is the limit of technology.
Large number of possibly habitable planets has been discovered by Kepler Telescope alone. Not going to far from our solar system, mentioned below are some places to look for life in our solar system. Some of them might surprise you but Life is full of surprises after all.
Sure, we've been searching life here for decades, but we may have been going about it the wrong way. Whatever alive today perhaps lives deep underground, sheltered from radiation and temperature excesses; it might look like deep, electrically active microbes on Earth. To look for Mars life: Drill, baby, drill!
At its heart, this large Jovian satellite (at 1,940 miles wide, a smidge lesser than our own) has a widespread ocean and potential undersea volcanoes. On occasion, water eruptions from Europa have cracked, icy surface in large plumes. The suggested Europa Clipper spacecraft would examine whether its conditions are favourable to life.
Saturn’s biggest moon has a thick, methane-tinged atmosphere and ponds of liquid hydrocarbons, which could help a form of the organic chemistry that headed life on our planet. Temperatures here are too low for any known kind of biology, though asteroid crashes might produce temporary oases…and life is full of amazements.
Saturn’s 300-mile-wide moon Enceladus is strained and squeezed by gravitational contact with its neighbours. The subsequent friction heats its core, and may power a system of hydrothermal exhausts under its south pole; such vents would be natural homes to rock-breathing microbes.
The biggest member of the asteroid belt is enclosed with clays and carbon-bearing minerals, similar to the carbon-rich meteorites that rained down on the early Earth. In March, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will start a comprehensive study of Ceres; it isn't equipped to look for life but could test for favourable chemistry on the surface.
Circling Jupiter just beyond Europa, the giant moon Ganymede—larger than the planet Mercury—appears rather inert on the outside, but it may be warm and active inside. The European JUICE mission, set for launch in 2022, will disclose more about Ganymede’s makeup, and will carry out analysis of Europa, too.
Like its cousin Enceladus, this small Saturnian moon is an ice orb that is heated by a tug-of-war with other, neighbouring satellites. Current studies show that Mimas could be partially melted inside. Any place that water encounters rock—even dozens of miles down—there is chemical energy accessible that could possibly power life.
Neptune’s massive moon orbits backward, contrary to the direction of the planet’s spin, perhaps because it was seized when it passed too close millions of years ago. That twisting event must have melted its icy interior; Triton is -390°F on the surface but might still have a warm, wet layer nearby its core.
Source: Popular Science
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