Theoretical Probability of ‘Aliens’ On Other Worlds

Maxwell Zbytowski, Reporter

Earth is one planet in a solar system of eight, with little known five dwarf planets included, yet it is the only planet to hold life rotating around our sun. Two other planets, Mars and Venus, the sister and brother planet to Earth, respectively, are the closest we are to “have had life” or “will hold life” in the past and future pretense. They surround the Earth, but are yet too hot and too cold to hold life, at least for we know at the moment. Upcoming explorations to Mars will tell us of the planet’s past and possibly its future. Though we don’t have the technology, it is perfectly possible Mars had life billions of years before Earth became the habitable planet we know today.

What we do know is that Mars once had water, in accordance with the river trails left on its surface. It still might have water underneath its crust, according to some articles. All of this is a possibility. The very thought of not-knowing and the search to find the answer to all the universe’s secrets keeps us going as humans.

NASA and many other space organizations have acknowledged the existence of anywhere from six billion to sixty billion Earth-like planets within the Milky Way Galaxy alone, all of which follow in Earth’s footsteps: surrounding a sun-like star in its “habitable zone,” the most likely place to hold life. 

So many possibilities for us as humans exist outside of our planet. Not cities, states or countries – we as humans have so many possibilities in the stars. When we explore the secrets the vast entity of space holds, look up. Anything you can imagine could possibly be real, somewhere, sometime. Maybe not now, maybe not ever – but the possibility is what gives our life meaning, leading us to yearn for what happens tomorrow.