Rotating Question Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer

Do you think it's possible to maintain life on other planets?

Do you think it's possible to maintain life on other planets? Since there are billions of galaxies, shouldn't there be trillions of planets? If so, couldn't there be a planet like Earth, rotating around the sun and maintaining life?

Absolutely. I certainly think so. There are also almost certainly types of life in the universe which live in conditions different from that of Earth: different temperature ranges, chemistry, etc. Of course, at this point, no one has ever actually detected extraterrestrial life.

April 1999, Dave Kornreich (more by Dave Kornreich) (Like this Answer)

Still Curious?

Get More 'Curious?' with Our New PODCAST:

Related questions:

More questions about SETI and Extraterrestrial Life: Previous | Next

How to ask a question:

If you have a follow-up question concerning the above subject, submit it here. If you have a question about another area of astronomy, find the topic you're interested in from the archive on our site menu, or go here for help.

Table 'curious.Referrers' doesn't existTable 'curious.Referrers' doesn't exist

This page has been accessed 35675 times since April 25, 2002.
Last modified: June 19, 2003 7:21:42 PM

Legal questions? See our copyright, disclaimer and privacy policy.
Ask an Astronomer is hosted by the Astronomy Department at Cornell University and is produced with PHP and MySQL.

Warning: Your browser is misbehaving! This page might look ugly. (Details)