Life on Other Planets
The void of space has been a catalyst for years, and has provided humanity the big question of whether life exists on planets other than Earth. Scientific discoveries go back and forth as some discover water on another planet, and others declare it a dead asteroid.
“I say this everytime someone asks me about this. It would be conceited and selfish to believe that we are the only intelligent life in the universe, I mean the universe is so big we don’t even know how big it is,” Skyler Andrews ‘16 said.
The universe itself is so large, that it is impossible to come to a real conclusion without some serious advancement in technology. Even in our this galaxy, there are planets that cosmologists are just now learning the existence of.
“There’s a trillion different suns and stars that you look out ot. There’s no way that there’s not another terrestrial,” Nick Erwin ‘16 said. “[People who believe otherwise are] probably misinformed or they just really want to believe that they are the center of the universe.”
While the actuality of life on other planets has yet to be confirmed, other worlds similar to this one are still out there. They may have yet to be hospitable, but some have faith that humanity’s destiny is to live somewhere else than Earth.
“I feel like the planet I would want to live on is one of Saturn’s moons. It’s call Titan, and it’s really similar to Earth except that it’s really frozen over. By looking at the history of the planet, it looks like it has very similar terrestrial qualities like Earth, and there’s supposed to be water under the frozen things except that it’s so frozen that they [scientists] can’t really do anything about it,” Sam Mock ‘17 said. “So eventually when all us [people] kill this Earth, we can probably move to Titan.”