According to Dr Alderin-Pocock, a leading scientist at European space company Astrium, alien jellyfish could live on Saturn‘s moon Titan. She envisages creatures that float through clouds of methane and communicate with pulses of light. Image credit: Eden’s Science Month / PA
Aderin-Pocock, who says her theory is based on the latest scientific discoveries on how life began here on earth, has suggested that, far from being little green men, aliens could actually look like giant jellyfish.
“Our imaginations are naturally constrained by what we see around us, and the conventional wisdom has been that life needs water and is carbon-based.
But some researchers are doing exciting work, playing with ideas such as silicon-based life forms.
Maybe life doesn’t have to resemble anything like DNA at all.”