Professor Brian Cox thinks there may be life on Mars!

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autographOn Mars there is a very big chance that there are living things, according to Professor Brian Cox OBE, who was at RAF Scampton this week. The well known physicist and former musician was a speaker at a STEM event hosted at the famous RAF airbase.

“One of the biggest questions is: are we alone? There is a possibility that there are microbes on Mars now living. There is also a possibility that life began on Mars,” stated the popular TV personality.

Probes will be sent to Mars on a new mission to look for underground water. “There is a chance that there is water under the surface of Mars and wherever there is water, like on earth, there will most probably be some sort of life forms,” he told the enthralled audience.

Little spurts of water every now and then come up for a while until they get sealed off. “In the papers a few days ago, I saw some pictures of possible water on Mars,” he added.

Another TV celebrity present at the event, Jason Bradbury (from the Gadget Show), was equally as enthusiastic. “Life on Mars, WOW! That stuff always fascinates me!” he said.

So what do you think about life on Mars? Are we really alone?


Isaac, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

3 Responses to Professor Brian Cox thinks there may be life on Mars!

  1. Sam September 19, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Great article Isaac. I’ve always thought that if we, the human race, and billions of creatures exist here on earth then it’s probably not a huge leap to say that life exists in whatever form on other planets…Would be fun finding out!

    YJA Managing Editor

  2. Claire Fisher September 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Isaac, super article & what a truly exceptional Stem day for your first YJA reporting of the new school year. How inspiring to hear what Professor Brian Cox thinks and to go one further to see and meet him live….so what do you think Isaac, life on Mars ?
    Well done, a great start to yr 6.

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