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New Data Suggests Alien Life Might Exist On Pluto!

Ben Migono / March 6, 2017

An American astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto on the fringes of our solar system way, way back in 1930. From then until 2006, it was classified as a planet. In 2006, experts reclassified it as a “dwarf planet.” The truth is nothing about Pluto changed, but it was the technical definition of what a planet is that changed. Under the new understanding of what a planet is, Pluto did not meet the criteria mainly because it did not “dominate” its orbit or neighbourhood as there were still large bodies of ice around it that were left over from the formation of the solar system.  For years it was believed that any form of life was unable to exist that far into space and being so far from the sun. Suffice to say, conditions on Pluto were less than ideal. Therefore, little to no research was done into the possibility of life existing there.

 

 

Hot on the heels of the recent announcement from NASA on February 22, 2017, where they announced the discovery of 7 new planets roughly the size of Earth, 40 light years away that exist within a habitable zone around a single star (Sun). And now, there is even more shocking news. Are you ready for this? New studies and evidence show that there very well may be some credence to the idea that not only could Pluto sustain life, but there might actually be some beings there at this very moment!

 

 

When the space probe “New Horizons” passed Pluto, it relayed information showing organic materials on the surface of the (dwarf) planet, ice mountains scattered about, and there was evidence that liquid water could be found under it’s surface! All the ingredients for life are there with organic raw material and energy. Ok, so maybe the title is a little misleading, but life is life, even if it’s just a giant ice shrub.

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