DailyDirt: Alien Lifeforms In Our Solar System

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So far, we only have one example of life -- the biosphere of Earth. Our planet probably isn't unique in the universe, but compared to the other large objects in our solar system, Earth looks special. However, there are a few other spots in our solar system that could support life. It would be so nice to find another living neighbor -- as long as they kept to themselves after we meet them. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: antarctica, astrobiology, azotosome, biosphere, ecosystem, europa, extremophile, lake whillans, life, titan


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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Mar 2015 @ 9:52pm

    Re: ZERO PROOF CIRCLE JERK SPECULATION

    Who is to say that among the possibly billions of planets out there, that one or two can't contain some sort of primordial slime or something? It's certainly possible, but what's not possible is ever knowing for sure, as for one thing the universe is expanding at a rate faster than any spaceship could conceivable travel to get there, even given billions of years of travel time. As we're basically limited to (unmanned) travel within our own solar system, all we can possibly learn is that there is no trace of life within these eight planets (and their moons), and that's all. The rest is the stuff of fantasy and science-fiction.

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