University Chancellor Predicts "Higher Forms of Life" on Europa – Futurism

Posted: February 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

Doctor Octopus

Monica Grady, the chancellor at Liverpool Hope University in the UK, saysits likely theres advanced alien life on Jupiters moon Europa, according to a recent statement.

If there is something on Mars, its likely to be very small bacteria, she said. But I think weve got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus.

Grady believes creatures could be living in glacial oceans underneath a hard shell of ice thats up to 15 miles thick on Jupiters frigid moon.

Scientists have long suspected the existence of these deep subsurface oceanson Europa and maybe even life. In fact, NASA announced in August that its completing the final designs for a Europa-bound spacecraft called Europa Clipper, which will look for signs of life.

As far as the existence of other human-like aliens in our own solar system, Grady is not optimistic.

Im fairly certain were all there is at our level of intelligence in this planetary system, she said. And even if there are octopuses on Europa, that doesnt give us a reason to destroy our planet.

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