Renowned AstronomerHarry Coumnas’ Take on the Possibility of Life on Other Planets Recently, renowned astronomer Harry Coumnas came up with a number of compelling reasons explaining why he thinks that there might be life on other planets. According to him, one of these reasons is the presence of extremophiles on Earth. He believes that the existence of these organisms which thrive in the extreme environments on Earth is a clear indication that life can evolve in a world completely different to Earth. What further strengthens his belief is the fact that recently many such creatures have been found which can survive without oxygen at the edges of volcanic vents, in brackish pools of high Andes, at the bottom of an ocean, and in ice-covered lakes Harry Coumnas says that if life can thrive on earth in the extremes of heat, cold, vacuum, & poisonous chemicals; then it can also evolve in other planets with no human- friendly living conditions. Apart from the presence of of the arctic.
extremophiles on Earth, there is one more compelling reason that indicates the possibility of life on other planets of our solar system and that is the presence of lakes and oceans on them. Harry believes that when discussing the possibility of life on other planets, this important similarity between them and earth cannot be overlooked. Harry Coumnas believes that just the way life on Earth evolved in the ocean, it might also originate the same way on other planets. He also says that we must take note of the fact that water once flowed freely on Mars while Saturn's moon Titan too has seas of methane and rivers flowing all across its surface. All these evidences are a sign that these planets can be a habitat for humans in the future. Harry is also planning a trip to Saturn next month so he can research about the plumes of methane on its moon Titan.