Water Vapor on Extrasolar Planet

For the first time, scientists have confirmed the existence of water vapor on an extrasolar planet. This is huge news as water is a requirement for life (as we know it) and confirming water exists on other planets would be an important element in claiming life can exist on other planets.

There’s probably no life on this particular planet as it’s a gas giant with incredibly high heat. It certainly doesn’t mean little green men are visiting our planet, either. But if water can exist there, it can probably exist just about anywhere. We’re already looking at potential water sources on Mars, but there’s a lot of stuff out beyond our solar system and I imagine the possibilities approach infinity.

Look at the diversity of life on our own planet, including in some of the harshest environments. Regardless of whether there’s a divine or other creator behind it all, I think it’s ignorant and arrogant to presume we’re special and unique.

It’s only a matter of time before we know for sure.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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