posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 07:22 PM
a reply to: purplemer
Its only natural, and it would be something like fungi that would be growing there I do not think this would surprise anybody, the melanin process
they use to convert it all to energy is much more interesting then the fact that there are things growing there. In fact when the sun really starts
shining I need to get me some more melanin, it generally helps and makes me feel more vibrant, now If I could use it to so effectively covert gamma
radiation into effective energy that my body could use, that would be sweet, they say it follows the same procedures that plans use in changing
sunlight by way photosynthesis into useable energy.
The funny thing is the chlorophyll
process according to this wiki seems to be a poor at
converting the green spectrum light into energy, hence the green color of it is but a byproduct. While melanin makes everything more darker toned,
generally meaning it is great at absorbing the different spectrum of light as in plants being more focused on the blue and red spectrum, one of which
at least in the case of this fungus seems to be the gamma spectrum, also it would explain why they say this fungus is a deep black slime color because
if they found it in the core then I do not think it would have been exposed to sunlight.
Even in humans the more melanin you have the more dark your skin gets, or when you get a tan in summer ie the darker you tend to get, that to is an
energy transfer brought on by exposure to a energy source ie the sun. Hence why you generally feel more vibrant when you get a bit of sunlight, then
when lets say your a bit under when you stay indoors for long periods of times, but its all depending on the general output of the sun though.
As for the more comic book side of things of which I know some are thinking. What is a big giant hulking creature has green skin, does not need to
eat, heals almost instantaneously and is a solar sponge? Its a favorite character to among comic book enthusiasts, but in truth if something like
that would exist ie the Hulk, well it would not totally be classified as human, if it were in real life the hulk would be classified as a plant most
likely, though the melanin process would be much more involved then the chlorophyll photosynthesis process in a more complex creature.
Anyways seems like a cool little fungus but not surprising in the least that it can grow and even thrive there, they even found fungus I am pretty
sure in meteorites in the deep of space. If one were to seed a solar system something like fungi would be one of the more effective ways to go about