The debate "Mars' liquid water likely contains microbial life" was started by
September 28, 2015, 8:51 pm.
31 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
bigB posted 3 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument, AstroSpace posted 2 arguments, Alex posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
historybuff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
AstroSpace, bigB, PsychDave, Alex, MrAltitude, WaspToxin, sageuraeus, sloanstar1000, steady_current, carrot, Robert16, Eechyobooty, ailasorecarg, pajrc1234, madhusudhan and 16 visitors agree.
historybuff, Yuki_Amayane, omactivate and 4 visitors disagree.
Do u know how hard/expensive getting a sample from these moons or Mars would be?
I mean like the example of Europa or Titan, we know liquid water is somewhere on those moons, it's just getting a sample to determine life on other planets/moons
Water flows from the spring up until autumn then evaporates. So liquid water has to come somewhere close to the core of the planet. A consistent flow of liquid water has to mean life. Water is a solute, which we all know, life can only evolve with liquid water. I hope we can get a sample and somehow speed up evolution and see what other life could possibly be
Since the liquid water is not consistent it seems unlikely that things could live in it. it is only liquid for a brief time as far as i know. I would be excited if there is life. but this discovery does not prove there is any. it doesn't even say its likely.
meant to say Mars
It would be pretty cool, but also kinda scary.
Agreed dave, this new discovery is very exciting indeed. Microbial, or even more advanced life could inhabit kars, which would be amazing. I also contest that Europa contains life as well.
I can't say for sure, but I very much hope it does. We would have proof that we are not alone in the universe (even if our only neighbors were microbes). If it happens twice, it is likely to happen more, meaning life might not be all that that rare.
which is extraterrestrial life!