Thursday, February 17, 2005

Endless possibilities

Instapundit points this one out: Exclusive: NASA Researchers Claim Evidence of Present Life on Mars

A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.

More details:

What Stoker and Lemke have found, according to several attendees of the private meeting, is not direct proof of life on Mars, but methane signatures and other signs of possible biological activity remarkably similar to those recently discovered in caves here on Earth.

The topic of life on places other than Earth blows me away. I never really thought much about it until reading C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, and since then I’ve been fascinated.

The universe in which we live is unsearchably expansive, and that fact alone is enough to lead me to believe that life elsewhere is very possible, if not probable.