Life on other planets
News Staff Reporter LIFE on other planets: Where is it and what does it look like?
The Costa Blanca Astronomical Society has got a top space researcher to answer your burning questions tomorrow (Saturday).
Professor Lewis Dartnell just might. Astro-biology tutor at London's Westminster University, UK Space Agency Research Fel- low of Leicester University, prolific on TV documentaries and in print, his specialist studies mean he has more of a clue than we do – even if he hasn't seen it yet (unless aliens are already among us. Check your local pub to be sure).
He can tell us what makes life possible on our own planet, what conditions are needed on others for life to occur, and just how far 'life' as we know it (and as we don't know it) can survive in environments so extreme we couldn't imagine. That is, life which could even survive a Teruel winter or the DeathValley heat of the UK in May 2018.
Prof Dartnell even has some idea of what extraterrestrial life might look like: how accurate is science fiction?
It's unlikely aliens do in fact resemble the ones we see on TV, but Lewis' research has given some hints as to the type of creature we may see if we became intergalactic tourists.
Fascinated? You should be. If so, pop along to the Costa Blanca Astronomical Society's latest talk at Dénia Casa de Cultura in the Sala de Actos tomorrow (Saturday, October 13) for 19.00 and find out more (*cue for theme from The Twilight Zone*).