London, July 24: Two senior planetary researchers, Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Ian Crawford, have said that Aliens might have lived on the Moon after a meteorite blast. These are the same researchers who discovered that some four billion years ago the Moon might have had conditions to support simple lifeforms.
Dirk Schulze-Makuch is an astrobiologist at Washington State University. Ian Crawford, a professor of planetary science and astrobiology at the University of London. According to them, atmosphere on the Moon might have been far more habitable than it is today after a meteorite blast.
They concluded that the same conditions might have developed during a peak of volcanic activity 3.5 billion years ago. During that time, vast amounts of very hot gases, including water vapour, were emitting from the Moon. Researchers believe those gases might have formed into liquid water on the surface.
"If liquid water and a significant atmosphere were present on the early Moon for long periods of time, we think the lunar surface would have been at least transiently habitable," said Dirk Schulze-Makuch, reports The Independent. A magnetic field is believed to have wrapped the moon at that time.
The megnatic field would have saved any lifeforms who lived on the Moon from deadly solar winds. "It looks very much like the Moon was habitable at this time. There could have actually been microbes thriving in water pools on the Moon until the surface became dry and dead," Schulze-Makuch said.