What Aliens Might Look Like

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What Is UFO
An unidentified flying object or UFO is any object in the air or upper atmosphere that cannot be identified. Some definitions, such as that which is used by the USAF, define a UFO as an object unable to be identified after scrutiny, while other definitions define an object as being a UFO from the time it is first reported as being unidentified, even though most subsequently become IFOs, Identified Flying Objects. Reports of unusual aerial phenomena date back to ancient times, but modern reports and the first official investigations began during World War II with sightings of so-called foo fighters by Allied airplane crews, and in 1946 with widespread sightings of European “ghost rockets”. UFO reports became even more common after the first widely publicized United States UFO sighting, by private pilot Kenneth Arnold in mid 1947. Hundreds of thousands of UFO reports have since been made worldwide.

Since its introduction the term has become heavily associated with flying saucers and alien spacecraft, though an object may be classified as a UFO independently of opinion as to its origins. Most military and civilian UFO investigations concluded that the majority of objects can be identified either directly, or by applying Occam’s Razor.

Extraterrestrial Life In The Solar System
Many bodies in the Solar System have been suggested as being capable of containing conventional organic life. The most commonly suggested ones are listed below; of these, five of the nine are moons, and are thought to have large bodies of underground liquid streams, where life may have evolved in a similar fashion to deep sea vents.

Mars – Life on Mars has been long speculated. Liquid water is widely thought to have existed on Mars in the past and there may still be liquid water beneath the surface. Methane was found in the atmosphere of Mars. Recent photographs from Mars Global Surveyor show evidence of recent (within 10 years) flows of a liquid on the Red Planet’s frigid surface.
Mercury – The MESSENGER expedition to Mercury has discovered that a large amount of water exists in its exosphere.
Europa – Europa may contain liquid water beneath its thick ice layer. It is possible that vents on the bottom of the ocean warm the ice so that liquid could exist beneath the ice layer, perhaps capable of supporting microbes and simple plants.
Jupiter – Carl Sagan and others in the 1960s and 70’s computed conditions for hypothetical amino acid based macroscopic life in Jupiters atmosphere, based on observed conditions of this atmosphere. These investigations inspired some science fiction stories.
Ganymede – Possible underground ocean.
Callisto – Possible underground ocean.
Saturn – Possible floating creatures.
Enceladus – Geothermal activity, watervapour. Possible underice oceans heated by tidal effects.
Titan (Saturn’s largest moon) – The only known moon with a significant atmosphere was recently visited by the Huygens probe. Latest discoveries indicate that there is no global or widespread ocean, but small and/or seasonal liquid hydrocarbon lakes are present on the surface (the first liquid lakes discovered outside of Earth).
Venus – Recently, scientists have speculated the existence of microbes in the stable cloud layers 50 km above the surface, evidenced by hospitable climates and chemical disequilibrium.

Numerous other bodies have been suggested as potential hosts for microbial life. Fred Hoyle has proposed that life might exist on comets, as some Earth microbes managed to survive on a lunar probe for many years. However, it is considered highly unlikely that complex multicellular organisms of the conventional chemistry of terrestrial life (animals, plants) could exist under these living conditions.

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  • At 2008.07.28 05:27, gLENN said:

    The design is so smoosh!

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