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However, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay dismissed the theory telling Popular Science, "The energy itself is so small, and because of the high radiation, the organism would have to spend a lot of energy repairing damage from radiation. It uses a lot of its energy in this process".
originally posted by: CaptainBeno
Aliens could survive on a diet of radiation, study finds
originally posted by: lSkrewloosel
a reply to: CaptainBeno
im a red head and i dont need sun to survive, does that make me alien. we do have a completely different make up. the MC1R gene. We generate our own vitamin D in our skin which is not done by any other human.
need to try the radiation thing and put it to the test