While it’s true that life on Mars, if it exists, is likely to be microscopic, some scientists believe that there could be giant, living space creatures out there somewhere.
If you were super-bummed when you learned that if there’s life on Mars it will most likely be microscopic, this may come as good news.
Some scientists believe that there could be giant, living space creatures out there somewhere.
No doubt you’ve heard by now that if there’s something besides Earth beings in our solar system, it’s most likely on a moon.
Clearly, everything Mars-related is out of the running, and our glowing orb is bust as it’s just a bunch of craters and hasn’t done much for, like, 4000 million years.
Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, gets a lot of consideration as the next viable contender.
But, what about Titan, one of the satellites orbiting Saturn?
Journalist Robert Krulwich recently dug up a 2005 paper written by two scholars that confirms that large, acetylene or hydrogen-eating life could very well sustain itself in one of Titan’s large, ethane lakes.
Since then, others have clarified that it doesn’t mean there are life forms there, just that on a theoretical level it’s possible.
Also theoretically possible is that the Titan lake creatures are – and this is a quote – “huge”.