The National Aeronautics and Space (NASA) of America today, Thursday, will announce an astrobiology discovery that could prove the theory that there is extraterrestrial life.
The findings will be presented at a press conference on Thursday at 13:00 in NASA headquarters in Washington by experts in astrobiology, described as science which studies the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in universe.
Topic which will NASA present ona the scheduled press conference is “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.” raising speculation of experts from other countries.
The discovery could prove the theory of “shadow” creatures exsisting in tandem with our own and in hostile environments thought to be uninhabitable, with possibility of developing into intelligent beings like humans if the living conditions improves.
Apparently this is a bacteria that was found at the bottom of Mono Lake Yosemite National Park, California, where it lives in an arsenic-rich environment, an element previously thought too toxic to support life.
Somehow, the creature used the toxic element (arsenic) as a way of surviving. This capability increases the possibility that similar life could exist on other planets, which do not have the same benevolent atmosphere as we.
“If these organisms are using arsenic in their metabolism, it demonstrates that there are other life forms to that as we know it”, a second form of life different from what we know” said the astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartnell, of the Centre for Planetary Sciences in London
The space agency will know the true extent of the findings after the press conference on Thursday.
The conference will involve the geobiologist Pamela Conrad, who is studying the possibility of life on Mars, and the biologist Steven Benner, one of the scientists who study Titan (Saturn’s largest moon), from the perspective of its chemistry is similar to of the Earth, Felisa Wolfe-Simon (an oceanographer) who has recently been writting about photosynthesis using arsenic and James Elser (an ecologist), involved with a NASA-funded astrobiology program called Follow the Elements.