• Question: do you think there's a life in pluto

    Asked by strawberry786 to Cassie on 13 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: Cassandra Raby

      Cassandra Raby answered on 13 Nov 2013:

      Well Pluto is pretty cold! It is so far away from the sun that it is -240 degrees (that’s really really cold!). Because it is so cold it is below the freezing point of most of the temperatures… so all the water is ice, and nearly everything else is solid too! So that would make it really hard to have a drink 😉

      But then.. why would alien life have to be the same as life on earth? Maybe it works in a different way?
      Apparently they have discovered that there are molecules called ‘hydrocarbons’ on pluto. These are found on Earth too, and are really important for making life! So maybe there is a chance something could grow there…