‘Crazy, Methane-Based’ Alien Life Could Exist On Titan’s Surface: NASA Scientist


A NASA planetary scientist tasked with discovering life in our solar system’s ‘Ocean Worlds’ has put forward the idea that a strange form of alien life lives on Titan, the Earth-like moon that revolves around Saturn.

Dr Amanda Hendrix, the co-lead of the NASA Roadmaps to Oceans World Group, said her program may represent the greatest chance of discovering alien life in our solar system, and she believes Titan could be their best shot.

We need to understand whether these oceans are habitable and, if so, whether these oceans actually host life,” she told the Express.

Aside from Titan, there are at least two more worlds that could play host to a form of life. These other contenders are Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, and Europa, the smallest of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter.

Even if an alien lifeform isn’t discovered while exploring the distant planets, Hendrix claims a lot can be learned from visiting these worlds. “Each of these places in our solar system is another clue about how bodies in our solar system formed and evolved,” she said.

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