Scientists Believe They’ve Found Alien Life On Philae

For centuries, humanity has wondered about life outside of our own planet, and two top astronomers believe that the comet the Philae lander has been exploring could very well provide evidence of microbial life in space.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has several characteristics indicating that it contains life, such as its black crust rich in organic material that is presently best explained by the presence of living organisms below its icy surface, as reported by The Guardian.

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Max Willis from the University of Cardiff and his colleague Chandra Wickramasinghe, an astronomer and astrobiologist, believe that 67P could be home to microbes similar to what we call extremophiles here on Earth which get their name from the extreme, inhospitable environs they call home.

The Rosetta craft, launched by the European Space Agency, which orbits the comet has also picked up clusters of organic material that resemble viral particles.