About Search 4 Xtraterrestrial Life

In this blog, I talk about how aliens might live, how their bodies might function, what types of aliens there might be, and the possible structures in an alien society. I bring you up-to-date news about anything in space involving the possibilities of life. Also, I talk about the histories of our own species, and their endeavors into space. Please subscribe to my blog, and enjoy reading it!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tyche, A Possible Ninth Planet?

Within the past week astrophysicists John Matese and colleague Daniel Whitmire have announced the discovery of a planet four times the size of Jupiter within the Oort Cloud, named Tyche. They have since stated that the planet is not due to be in view until two years from now. However, many skeptics say that the planet could not exist out there or that it is not a part of our solar system.

Some examples of evidence of a larger body in the outer solar system include the altering of comet/asteroid orbit paths, and a heat signature if it is a geologically active planet. However, due to its distance of billions of miles from Earth, it is not visible by traditional telescopes. We can find bodies like the proposed Tyche planet through radio wave technology, observing differences in images that come through via the waves.

If the planet Tyche is in the Oort Cloud and appears in the two years guessed, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will make it an official planet. It will most likely have an interesting chemistry, due to the comets and frozen water that it comes in contact with. Scientists will also observe the differences within this body, and be able to explore the new possibilities within the universe and other solar systems.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Blogs and Business!

I'm so sorry for not blogging recently - as in for months...... But I have been very busy......

~ If you want to see how my business is going, visit http://www.campingmaxx.com/.

~ If you want to see what I'm blogging about now, visit http://www.constitutionalspirit.blogspot.com/

I am now doing more community service and becoming more politically active, so I will remain busy.

That is all......

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Life on Brown Dwarves

NASA has recently come across the coolest brown dwarves (failed stars) in the known universe. Could life exist on these barren bodies? Many brown dwarves are alone, not orbiting anything or recieving sunlight. They emit very little light themselves. These new brown dwarves are in a special class of stars below 2,240 degrees Fahrenheit. Could microbes exist on them? Life on this planet has adapted to the freezing arctic temperatures and to thermal vents in the bottom of the sea. Why couldn't they evolve to live in a relatively cool stellar atmosphere? They would be able to have water, protection from UV rays with the thick atmosphere, and a source of heat. The only thing that they wouldn't have is sunlight, unless the brown dwarf was part of a multi-star system.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kuiper Belt Life

The New Horizons space probe was launched a few years ago, and is headed to the outer limits of the solar system with the intent of studying icy bodies. How might places far from the sun, like Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, have life? Here on Earth, there are life forms that live inside the ice of Antarctica; they literally grow in the cracks! However, they don't have to worry about the atmospheric cycles that Pluto and other bodies have. As Pluto revolves around the sun, the ice on its surface slightly evaporates and creates an extremely thin atmosphere. Could life handle these changes of melting and freezing? The main problem they might have is adapting, due to the length of its orbital period. However, microbes would be able to adapt; they would evolve to live in freezing temperatures, live with little atmosphere and survive with little sunlight.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Perspectives from Place in Space

Earth is in the 'habitable' zone of our solar system; where the sun's rays allow for us to be the perfect temperature, a gas giant is there to protect us from asteriods, and our moon allows for tides and fine-tuning of our planet's temperature. Scientists have discovered that there are many more habitable locations in our solar system. Moons like Europa, Ganymede, and Io may be host to microbial life, or even sea creatures. Creatures on these moons may become very complex, possibly evolving intelligence. Planets in systems with red dwarves are being studied. Aliens on these planets might have a non-photosynthetic beginning, unless they are nearby the star. We have observed that complex life can evolve around a chemosynthetic base. Multi-stellar systems, like in the photograph, could develop a wide array of photosynthetic life. These life forms would likely display complex behavior, due to having to respond to the different levels of light as they revolve around the stars.
Many different locations and places will have different forms of life; always keep an open mind and remember that just as Earth life is unique, other life will also be unique.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Could Human History be Lost?

We have sent messages into space for decades; if an alien responded to a message and visited an Earth devoid of Human life, would there be any evidence? Structures of stone would last a really long time. It has been shown that colonized areas with plant life, like Asia and South America, have been entirely cloaked from view. Even with new satellite technology, we are finding new structures continually. Another sign of possible sentience on our planet is the distribution of life on Earth. With the globalization of our society comes the transportation of animals. Horses, bees, fruits, foods, plants, and many other living things have been imported to new locations. Intelligent alien species might be able to piece together how we were involved. Finally, the space artifacts on other planets and the space debris surrounding our planet is the last evidence of humanity. Would it be possible to extend our influence further, to extend the proof of our existence on this earth?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dependence on Technology

This past weekend I went backpacking in the mountains, and began thinking of how dependent we are on technology, new sciences and other products of our society. Early in history, humans knew nothing of bacteria, artificial materials, or mindsets that we currently have. As I began to hike with my 18-pound pack with all of the essentials that I needed, and when I was processing the 'diseased' water with my filter, I realized how vulnerable we are to technology. If humans were to lose all of our technology, our world would fall apart. In my next post, I hope to talk about how we could/will ease ourselves from technological dependence.