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!

Some posts include: http://search4xtralife.blogspot.com/2008/12/terraforming-morals.html



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.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We Find Life: Where Do We Go from There?

If we find alien life on Titan as discussed in my previous post, where do we go from there? The Cassini spacecraft is observing the northern methane lakes, and will continue to view it. If we find life, we will probably first send another probe there to land on the surface and take samples. When we get the biological information, we will begin the process of studying the genetic information and comparing it to our forms of life. We will also observe how it breathes, gets energy, reproduces, evolves... the astrobiological field will explode! There is also the possibility of genetic experimentation, blending Terran and Titan(ian) genomes and finding new uses for microbes. Later, probably after we have created bases on the moon and on Mars, human scientists will live on space stations surrounding Titan and study the life further.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Titan: More Evidence for Life?

NASA scientists have gotten information from the Cassini spacecraft that there has been a lot of action on the surface of Titan. Complex chemical reactions on the surface may be proof that life exists on Titan; because of all of the methane on the planet, they may be dependent on this or other elements to survive. NASA reports that there has been a lack of acetylene and an outgassing of hydrogen on the surface. On Titan, there is no form of water; if there is alien life, it would not be water-dependent, like everyone says that they 'have to be'. This information is very exciting, especially to those in the astrobiological field.

To view NASA's article, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/titan20100603.html

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Explore the Universe and Aid Astronomers!

One of the most successful citizen-led science projects has been noticed by NASA; ZooUniverse has been involved in a wide range of astronomical studies, ranging from Supernovas to Hubble Images. Now view the moon, and aid scientists in studying craters and other lunar features in views of unprecident quality!

NASA Article ~ http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/moon-zoo.html

Zooniverse Website ~ http://www.zooniverse.org/home

Monday, May 31, 2010

The 'Issues' Behind Not Exploring Space

I found this cartoon, which in my view perfectly shows how politicians do not see the light of human advancement. From the space exploration that we have done, we have advanced tremendously and gained much insight. However, politicians are not allowing this. Let us observe this cartoon: The Earth is shown as being small, overpopulated and not well-run. The 'Resources of Space' are shown as being gigantic, compared to the smallness of the Earth. It offers space to grow crops, land for its people to populate, an overabundance of raw materials; and yet people say that we cannot do this. We have the resources, we have the technology, we have the capital. Even if we did not have enough money, the return on such an investment would be well worth it. Also, imagine the new technologies that would come from different gravities, different environments, and even different materials.
Tell me, why can people not take such an offer of benefit?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stephen Hawking's Alien Conspiracy

Stephen Hawking, the man who proved the existence of black holes (the guy in the wheelchair, if you don't care), stated that aliens will kill us and ruin the human race. Personally, I find this to be completely false.

1. Aliens that are advanced enough to travel to our planet in spaceships would have a vast knowledge in a variety of disciplines. They would have no need for any 'advanced technologies' that we may have, unless they have evolved differently and created different technologies.

2. They would not come to Earth just for our resources, when they could go to other bodies without the hassles of dangerous bio-hazards(us). By coming here, there would be the danger of mining amid fatal diseases that they have never come in contact with. Also, there are other bodies all over space.

3. Finally, if they had the knowledge and technology to come to Earth, then they would probably be smart enough to think ahead and be safe, by not spreading/contacting our biosphere and wearing hazmat-like outfits. No one would take the risk of coming into contact with strange diseases of an alien world.

Do you agree with me, or how do you disagree?

Week of Conspiracies and Theories Debunked

I have recently come across multiple articles about a wide variety of crazy, bizarre, and plain wierd topics. I will be talking about them, and reasoning them out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Globalization of Alien Worlds

Earlier, I talked about the globalization of our own world. But how might other worlds globalize? Certain civilizations might begin to globalize early on, using borrowed technology from other advanced soceties or aliens. A global network for transportation and commerce leads to globalization, either using the technology they have or any evolutionary advantages. Strange evolutinary innovations like the ability to swim or fly will have immense implications. These will lead to much more efficient movement and speed. A co-evolutionary group could bounce ideas off of each other, especially if they are desgned differently.

Once again, the possibilities are endless. Do you have any other ideas/theories of how alien cultures might globalize?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

How do we Define Life?

Life is very versatile; it comes in many shapes, forms and sizes. So how do we define it? Viruses, for example, are technically not alive because they cannot reproduce independently. They are very small, at 15-25 nanometers long. However, they require forms of life to continue on. On a meteorite that landed on Earth that was originally from Mars, scientists have found very, very, very small objects that look a bit like some microbial life forms here on Earth. Was there once life on Mars? There is much controversy, because the supposed bacteria is much, much smaller than life on Earth. Also, who is to say that they are not just funny-looking natural features? If you have heard of this debate, what do you think?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Globalization of the World

Recently, with the eruption of the volcano in Iceland, we have seen an example of globalization. As a whole, the world has communicated with each other the same goal and achieved it. Satellites around the planet help with globalization, connecting everyone via internet and other forms of networking. The world is beginning to work with each other to accomplish many goals, like helping developing nations to grow and using technology to help those in desert regions. However, we are reaching a time where globalization will come more close-knitly than before. World markets have developed, and the clashing of two highly successful markets could spark dissent. As the world comes together, how might different forms of thinking come about?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Are We Ready for Life?

Everyone knows about an advanced alien society coming to earth and meeting us. As we begin to expand into the solar system, are we possibly prepared to be the more advanced species? At the end of the movie Red Planet, humans bring back alien specimens to help rid the atmosphere of CO2. In reality, humans might not be nearly as direct about alien specimens. Would people really fuss over microscopic life on other planets, and go insane? Or would they accept it? What moral issues back the intervening/meeting with confronting more primitive life?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tell Me Your Opinion!

How do you believe we should colonize space? We could keep from colonizing the planets by remaining in space stations, either located around Earth or orbiting independently. We could terraform, or make other planets have earth-like conditions. We could also just colonize by having domes all over the surface and live underground. There are many varieties of colonization we could execute.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Privatization of the Space Industry

The Obama administration has shut down NASA's programs to continue human expansion. Although this discourages the public and decreases interest in space exploration, this gives us another benefit. All over the world, private industries are looking to the stars; There are scientists looking for new fuels and technologies. There are companies with very original ideas, like ships that carry space shuttles to the equator for launching. Many companies and universities are developing plans for space stations and lunar modules. The future looks very bright for these private industries.