Alien life could be hiding on Mercury.

Aliens could be living on Mercury

Aliens could be living on Mercury

Scientists have discovered that the planet's north pole could have the appropriate conditions to support some "extreme forms of life".

A study from the Planetary Research Institute has concluded that life could exist within glaciers of salt that are hidden beneath the surface of the smallest planet in the Solar System - which is otherwise uninhabitable.

The researchers claim that there are comparable areas on Earth where life is present despite the harsh environment.

Dr. Alexis Rodriguez, who led the study, said: "This groundbreaking discovery of Mercurian glaciers extends our comprehension of the environmental parameters that could sustain life, adding a vital dimension to our exploration of astrobiology also relevant to the potential habitability of Mercury-like exoplanets."