Ever since the Rosetta Mission began, scientist have been wondering what we could take away from such an undertaking. Is one takeaway alien life forms? Speculation arose about whether a mission of this nature was even possible, but since 1993 when the project first began many of the beliefs of those scientists who believed in what was thought to be impossible have been espoused.
Now a few key scientists working with the project have stepped forward stating that there is a real possibility of organic alien life forms on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and are set to explain their ideas at today’s National Astronomy Meeting, in Llandundno, Wales, Monday July 6th, 2015.
Explanations for this comet in particular transporting microbial life forms
Dr. Max Wallis and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe believe have presumed that there is life within the comet that we are researching, and their assumptions are based in what they have been able to study thus far. They have argued that the mixture that the surface which has been shown to be composed of ice like seas, likely supports a population of organic alien life forms.
Dr. Wallis explains the likelihood that the comet contains some type of organic matter, “Rosetta has already shown that the comet is not to be seen as a deep-frozen inactive body, but supports geological processes and could be more hospitable to alien life forms than our Arctic and Antarctic regions.” Dr. Wallis believes that due to what has already been discovered, the composition of the comet is more equipped to support life than the most inhospitable places on our planet which are known to contain various kinds of life forms.
A small window to complete research
Rosetta’s mission on the comet will draw to a close in December 2015, giving the scientists less than a year to wrap up any research before the comet heads deep into outer space. Dr. Wallis and Professor Wickramasinghe will present their findings to a group of professionals from around the world today. Unfortunately for the two researchers, the lander that is riding on the comet right now is not equipped with anything which would allow them to analyze or take samples to determine if there is in fact organic alien life on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, so any of their conjectures will be difficult to prove.