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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.


nicjk said...

if we found life i would celebrate cuz im the one in the group that still believes in extra terrestrials, got some dvds and websites that i follow...
Definitely keep u in my bookmarks.

Anonymous said...

Umm, just a cause for some concern that if the New Horizons thing is anything like the "Deep Water Horizon" thing, then this might not be such a good idea.

Also, to conclude any and all things being equal with the human specie throughout history, if we actually found intelligent life, then an assumption can be made that we would try to commit to an act of war against the space aliens on general principles just the same as we regularly enact war against human aliens.