The moon is one of the last places you’d discover life today. When Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon in 1969, it was believed that he was the first man who walked on the astronomical body. However, that might not be the case.
In fact, scientists have discovered that the Moon could have harbored life a long time ago. One window for life to flourish was shortly after its formation 4 billion years ago. The second was 3.5 billion years ago and was caused by lunar volcanic activity.
The Moon was expelling out a large number of superheated gases from its interior during both periods.
In addition to the fact that it created an atmosphere, the escaping steam could have consolidated into pools of fluid water on the Moon’s surface, turning into an ideal rearing ground for microorganisms.
Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch said:
“It looks very much like the Moon was habitable at this time. There could have actually been microbes thriving in water pools on the Moon until the surface became dry and dead … If liquid water and a significant atmosphere were present on the early moon for long periods of time, we think the lunar surface would have been at least transiently habitable.”
Results from recent space missions revealed that the surface of the moon is not as dry as previously suspected. With that said, life on the moon is not as impossible as initially thought.
Even today, the moon contains stores of water ice that appear to be enormous enough to help future human settlements. Quite a bit of that water is thought to have been shipped to the lunar surface by space rocks and comets billions of years ago. Be that as it may, any lunar life would be a distant memory.
At the very least, if the moon did harbor life, it raises the odds of finding it elsewhere in the solar system as well. And that’s an exciting prospect.
Viral Facebook Scam Tells Users Their Account Has Been ‘Cloned’
So what should you do when you receive this message?
Have you seen any suspicious messages coming across your Facebook profile recently? Officials are issuing a warning about a possible Facebook hoax.
A new viral message is floating around the web over the weekend to trick Facebook users that their accounts have been hacked and cloned. The message will tell the victim that they received a "duplicate friend request."
Bill Gates Reveals His Kids Are Not Allowed To Have Their Own Phones – Until They Turn 14!
He may be a billionaire but he’s not spoiling his children.
We all know tech mogul Bill Gates as one of the richest people in the planet. Moreover, he is also known as an author and a generous philanthropist. But how is he as a parent, you might ask? Well, he’s actually pretty strict, according to him, particularly when it comes to mobile device usage.
Gates recently revealed in a Mirror interview that his children were not allowed to have their own cellphones until they reached the age of 14.
World’s First Flying Car Will Be Available In The US By October
The future is finally here.
Have you ever dreamt of driving a car that can take to the skies? This little dream could soon become a reality as the world's first flying car rolls out in October.
The Transition is truly an awesome invention. It is a two-seat hybrid-electric vehicle that can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute. It can reportedly fly up to 400 miles at an astonishing top speed of 100mph. The flying car is manufactured by Terrafugia, a company that belongs to Volvo.
Are you ready for the Transition?
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