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NASA finds NEW LIFE. Arsenic based life form on Earth.

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  1. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    NASA has discovered a new life form?called GFAJ-1?that doesn't share the biological building blocks of anything currently living in planet Earth, using arsenic to build its DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell membranes
    http://gizmodo.com/5704158/

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  2. Johnny Ringo

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    Very cool.

    Science & Nature week eh?

    NASA probe Cassini turned up a result this week too;
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn's icy moon Rhea. This is the first time a spacecraft has directly captured molecules of an oxygen atmosphere ? albeit a very thin one -- at a world other than Earth
     
  3. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    All I see is some rice or tic-tacs.
     
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    WHAT THE FUCK!

    THEY ARE ALIENS!

    Nah, but that is pretty cool.
     
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    Dude! Give those life cells 1 Billion years and let's see what they become And can Be THEIR GODS like Our gods are our gods! I wonder what they would look like and if they would be intelligent Like Us ;)
     
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    So are these bacteria from our "Tree of Life" that adapted this trait or would they be from their own?
     
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    Coool!
     
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    Saw that earlier today. Very cool that it comes from Mono lake...an amazing place if you've never been
     
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    This is from the New York Times.

     
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    i thought this story was fake in the beginning until i saw it on the news! some crazy stuff
     
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    so in other words, their multi Billion dollar project to discover life on other planets is pretty much fail. Can't remember the name of it though
     
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    too much bs, life forms been discovered years ago all over through most secrets ancient technologies(rather develop weapons) but thats what they think the masses ready for right now.
     
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    There are lots of scary things in Mono Lake.
     
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    its looking something like cashew
     
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    Any update; have they evolved yet ?
     
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    Where talking about several "millions" of years. Don't forget that the bacteria can die off, but honestly who knows if the whole life thing outside of our galaxy really does matter.

    Only if one day, we could create that "light speed" and travel to find more answers. That's probably many centuries away from being created. Dream of the creation of a cloud conscious lab, that would save your "soul" to the cloud and forever you "live". Maybe put your "soul" in one or maybe twelve different robots and you and your robots can go out in space and find things out yourself(s).

    The bacteria won't evolve into anything else for awhile. Jump into that time machine and fast forward into year 7,000. I don't think you would care about that bacteria anymore.
     
  17. CashMoneyMantra

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    As far as I can gather, from the moment your brain starts up it acts like an application that runs throughout the entirety of your life. You'd have to preserve your brain while at the same time not allowing it to decay with dementia. Attempting to leave your brain would only create a perfect copy of you, killing your original self.

    TL;DR: Put your brain in a robot.
     
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    I wonder what other lifeforms there are out there, that are not carbon based. Must be some crazy stuff.
     
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    Let's hope not!

    The most interesting thing about finding arsenic/phosphorus ect. based life is that it drastically increases the hypothetical chance of there being other life forms in the universe since life would not necessarily need to be organic, carbon based.
     
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    Silicon is also a favourite contender! I read an article a few years ago that posited that biochemistry is largely determined by where in the universe you are, with different parts having an abundance of life compatible chemistry. With carbon being the fourth most abundant element in the Milky Way and the highest of those able to form life, mix it with the hydrogen and oxygen and here you are!