Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:37 pm

grumpy wrote:They may not be close but no way we are alone.


Actually there is potential for alien life right here in our solar system, you need one major ingredient for life as we know it and that is liquid water. The moons of many planets can contain water. There is a moon that orbits Jupiter for example covered in ice but they think below many miles of ice it's all water. The heat to keep it liquid water is generated internally, it has an elliptical orbit and Jupiter's gravity flexes the entire planet.
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: mkline On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:38 pm

Our neighbor might have some intelligent life in there somewhere.I'd like think it would anyway.

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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 pm

According to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,...the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is,..........42
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:45 pm

Just 42... :|
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:45 pm

Here's something for SMITTY:


The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is an alcoholic beverage invented by ex-President of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox, considered by the Guide to be the "Best Drink in Existence"[1]. Its effects are similar to having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:46 pm

Yes,...just 42. The super computer that arrived at that answer warned the beings who created it that they wouldn't like the answer......
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:49 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Yes,...just 42. The super computer that arrived at that answer warned the beings who created it that they wouldn't like the answer......



ROFLMAO... I Think...
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:59 pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite books. HORRIBLE movie, however. Read the book.
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:05 pm

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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:51 am

Richard S. wrote:
grumpy wrote:They may not be close but no way we are alone.


Actually there is potential for alien life right here in our solar system, you need one major ingredient for life as we know it and that is liquid water. The moons of many planets can contain water. There is a moon that orbits Jupiter for example covered in ice but they think below many miles of ice it's all water. The heat to keep it liquid water is generated internally, it has an elliptical orbit and Jupiter's gravity flexes the entire planet.


I hope I'm still around to see the day that a probe is sent to Europa to borough thru the ice into the ocean underneath it.
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:16 am

How big? Keeping in mind there are 100's of billions of known galaxies here is snapshot of a few of them. The one on the left is IC 1101 and is the largest one found to date and may contain 100 trillion stars, that's trillion with a T. It's up to 6 million light years across so if you were traveling at 670,616,629MPH (yes they are supposed to be commas) it would take you a mere 6 million years to go from one end to the other. The image on the right is the galaxy cluster it resides in, those are all galaxies, they are not single stars.

The numbers are just mind boggling, there is simply no concept. I think the statement "There is more stars than grains of sand on on Earth's beaches" gives some perspective but then again it doesn't...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... l_2029.png <----- larger image

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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:38 am

The numbers are just mind boggling, there is simply no concept


That pretty much sums it up..wow just wow..
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:04 am

I believe in science but I MOST certainly believe in GOD. The more we find/learn in this journey I believe the good lord intended to happen some be it very bad some be it very good. I think if our kind discover intellegent life it won't be an accident. But hey that's just me.
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:56 am

I think that everyone is assuming & or possibly hoping that if there is intelligent life out there that it is going to be in our human form with like needs for life support but is that going to be the case?
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Re: Extraterrestrial Life? Why Not?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:08 am

@ Richard S: besides coal, LOL, one of my hobbies is astronomy. Recently got CCD camera and off axis autoguider for my telescope. In the process of figuring it all out and learning to stack and process astrophotography images on the computer. Harrisburg not the best for astrophotograpy. Family has a place at Harvey's Lake near Wilkes-Barre. Much better viewing from near there but finding the time is challenging.
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