The moon is one of the last places you’d discover life today. When Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon in 1969, it was believed that he was the first man who walked on the astronomical body. However, that might not be the case.
In fact, scientists have discovered that the Moon could have harbored life a long time ago. One window for life to flourish was shortly after its formation 4 billion years ago. The second was 3.5 billion years ago and was caused by lunar volcanic activity.
The Moon was expelling out a large number of superheated gases from its interior during both periods.
In addition to the fact that it created an atmosphere, the escaping steam could have consolidated into pools of fluid water on the Moon’s surface, turning into an ideal rearing ground for microorganisms.
Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch said:
“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 … 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.”
Results from recent space missions revealed that the surface of the moon is not as dry as previously suspected. With that said, life on the moon is not as impossible as initially thought.
Even today, the moon contains stores of water ice that appear to be enormous enough to help future human settlements. Quite a bit of that water is thought to have been shipped to the lunar surface by space rocks and comets billions of years ago. Be that as it may, any lunar life would be a distant memory.
At the very least, if the moon did harbor life, it raises the odds of finding it elsewhere in the solar system as well. And that’s an exciting prospect.
Here’s How Many Hamsters You’ll Need To Power Your Home
Or you could just invest in one super-powered hamster.
We are all trying to find a more affordable way to power our homes. But is it time to consider using hamsters to provide eco-friendly energy in your house? It might sound impossible yet a new video breaks it down so the idea could be a plausible one.
The YouTube channel Today I Found Out is known for debunking urban myths and frequently asked questions. Recently, they decided to answer an inquiry posed by a follower. "How many hamsters running on electricity generating wheels would it take to provide enough energy for an average American household? Would this be cheaper than coal electricity?" The response will surprise you.
If you think you only need a few critters for this project, you've got it all wrong.
China Develops Laser Rifles That Can Set A Whole Person On Fire In Seconds
Flamethrowers are so last summer.
China may have found a more discreet way to set a whole person on fire. The country has reportedly developed special laser rifles that produce an energy beam that can zap an enemy from half a mile away. Interestingly, the weapon, which is like a laser version of a flamethrower, is said to be "non-lethal" despite its shocking effects.
Researchers involved in the project confirmed several details about the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle. According to the scientists, the weapon's energy beam cannot be detected by the human eye. Nevertheless, the laser rifles are capable of causing “instant carbonization” of human skin and tissues.
The ZKZM-500 can set an enemy on fire even from almost a kilometer away.
Top 10 Most Expensive Liquids In The World
#8 is a huge surprise!
Some of the best things in the world are understandably expensive. Unfortunately, most of these pricey items are also important in healthcare. There are several liquids around the world that have proven to be extremely precious yet have a great potential in saving many lives.
Some liquids are simply pricey because of their rarity. However, a few of these elixirs are also considered precious because of the way they are manufactured. Here are the 10 most expensive liquids in the world.
10. Human Blood (Price: $1,500 per gallon)