Humans are dreamers. We try, no matter how improbable a goal is or how impervious the way to succeed may be, we keep trying.
Space exploration describes it best. The dream of a civilization in its infancy to reach for the stars. We’re not there, not yet, but we’re lucky enough to inhabit a solar system full of wonders, and these we can explore.
Data from the Cassini spacecraft has now revealed that Titan, the second biggest moon of our solar system, is likely to harbor a layer of liquid water under its ice shell.
When we search for alien life among other planets, water is what we primary look for. Sure enough, other forms of life may exist who don’t need water to thrive and survive, but we have to start from something, and we start from something much familiar to us: water.
This is, or should be, a grand moment for every conscious being. Through science, space exploration and our determination to dream big, we’re getting closer and closer to find an answer to one of our most compelling interrogatives: Are we alone? And the answer may be no.