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Is it Likely That There Are Many Life-Forms Living In Space Between The Stars?.

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posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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August 3, 2017

After reading this ( www.extremetech.com... ere ) article about life forms being found attached to the outside of the International Space Station, I have this thought/question..

Since the Universe is made up of far more open SPACE than planets, stars, etc., isn't it likely that there are many life-forms living in space? Some are visible, and some are not. Some are what we would call "intelligent" and many are not. The variety could be staggering! And that's just within the dimension/plane where we exist.

Naturally, human conceit and limited experience, causes us to say that every living creature requires certain things for sustaining life, but how are we qualified to set these parameters? The universe is so uncharted by man, that not even the brightest person on Earth can begin to comprehend the potential creations out there. (IMO of course.)

-CareWeMust


edit on 8/3/2017 by carewemust because: why don't question marks show up in the title?




posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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It is beautiful to think that our seas may be seeding life across space.


a reply to: carewemust



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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The problem here is that there is very little actual matter in space.

Hard to form life out of nothing- we had a hard enough time in a hydrogen dioxide and carbon rich environment.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Of course there must be some life forms floating around the oceans of space. You could even look at the planets themselves... they are lifeforms..



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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Maybe "UFOs" are just conscious energy or AI flying around up there and not a flying machine filled with Aliens.

Life is so diverse here on Earth, imagine what it could be like off Earth



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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One thing that we do know of, at least for life here on Earth, is that it requires energy.

Here on Earth that energy is mostly from the sun. For other life forms here on Earth that do not have access to sun light, it comes in the form of thermal energy from under ground.

For life that is like life here on Earth, existing in between stars or galaxies would be problematic in many ways (that lack of sun light energy), unless there was enough thermal energy being generated.

It might be possible for life to be suspended in the cold space between stars and galaxy, only to "awaken" once close enough to an energetic source of another star.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: selfharmonise
It is beautiful to think that our seas may be seeding life across space.


a reply to: carewemust



Any idea how Plankton get attached to the ISS?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: carewemust

The problem here is that there is very little actual matter in space.

Hard to form life out of nothing- we had a hard enough time in a hydrogen dioxide and carbon rich environment.


Could have come to life in those dust clouds we see in so many long-range images. Maybe matter isn't needed if "life essence" itself isn't matter.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: carewemust

Of course there must be some life forms floating around the oceans of space. You could even look at the planets themselves... they are lifeforms..


How do you come to that conclusion?



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: Kalixi
Maybe "UFOs" are just conscious energy or AI flying around up there and not a flying machine filled with Aliens.

Life is so diverse here on Earth, imagine what it could be like off Earth


That's exactly what I think too, Kalixi. If our personality survives death of the physical body, we become free to go wherever we want. Hopefully there will be an orientation first, LOL.



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

In an infinite space, there are infinite possibilities..



posted on Aug, 3 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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Seeing life surviving in space without technological help, are planets really harsher than that? Does it really become a stretch to think life exists elsewhere then?

We DO have a planet supporting life proof right here.
I think it allows for a more diversified types of planets as there are more resources available on a planet than in outer space.

As for why or how there is (maybe) algae on the space station I offer 2 possibilities.

A) green screened pool

B the waters above

lol



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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Hmm...never really thought about anything living off of space itself. Dark matter I suppose is perhaps a living something for all we know.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 12:48 AM
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If life on earth is anything to go by were there is energy life can adapt, from the above boiling chemo synthetic life form's of the deep ocean (And apparently also over two miles down into the crust) to the life that thrives in the sub zero temperatures of the arctic region's.

So live can and has adapted to every ecological niche on earth, between the stars though is a much harder prospect, I shall not say no but it is highly likely that while I personally believe life can potentially adapt to that severe environment it would be extremely rare in the universe, at least life as we know it but of course there are many other potential form's that life may have adapted too.

Now life in a nebula that is a different story, if there is energy there is also nutrient's that life of some kind may be able to harness to metabolize and survive and who know's how far back in time such potential life could potentially have existed, space was once much warmer in the earlier universe but of course there were less nutrient's as before the stars fused it the dominant mass that was everywhere was hydrogen as far as current theory's go.

It would be cool, I would love creatures like Tin Man from star trek of Far Point Station to have a potential chance at existing but who know's though I actually believe most of space is sterile and any life between the stars is likely dormant unless it is actually above the microbial level we are talking about because Sentient life can in theory at least create and adapt it's own environment around it, causing chemical and biological reactions were non would naturally have occurred so it is possible that sentient life can and would adapt to deep space between the stars and perhaps even between the Galaxy's and then there are other thing's that Sentient life may leave behind such as Artificial being's - not strictly alive but they could easily populate areas organic sentience even silicion based life could not.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 01:46 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

Since the Universe is made up of far more open SPACE than planets, stars, etc., isn't it likely that there are many life-forms living in space? Some are visible, and some are not. Some are what we would call "intelligent" and many are not. The variety could be staggering! And that's just within the dimension/plane where we exist.


Agreed

These Starlike objects

from the NASA STS 75 mission came to mind when I read your Op.
So yes, 1 thinks it is possible somethings could exist between stars.
Maybe the larger variety stay between galaxies why smaller between stars...



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Probability will tell you that you are correct my man.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

as far as we know, we may not be intelligent life forms ourselves. all we ever had to compare to are other earthlings.

we should be rather inquisitive to the notion of, what if we're not intelligent life forms, and life out there is not only more than what we imagined, but it's beyond what we can imagine.

thus we're not really looking for other life forms, we're just looking for us.. and that's all we can think of looking for.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: carewemust

The problem here is that there is very little actual matter in space.

Hard to form life out of nothing- we had a hard enough time in a hydrogen dioxide and carbon rich environment.
did we? We can find life everywhere on earth. Just saying.



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 03:44 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: carewemust

One thing that we do know of, at least for life here on Earth, is that it requires energy.

Here on Earth that energy is mostly from the sun. For other life forms here on Earth that do not have access to sun light, it comes in the form of thermal energy from under ground.

For life that is like life here on Earth, existing in between stars or galaxies would be problematic in many ways (that lack of sun light energy), unless there was enough thermal energy being generated.

It might be possible for life to be suspended in the cold space between stars and galaxy, only to "awaken" once close enough to an energetic source of another star.

cant everything be considered a form of energy. Isnt the world, the universe and all space in between some form of energy. Thats how i understand things after 20 years of research. I hear what you are saying. Theres more energy near stars. But how certain are you. Are you sure that it isnt just a different form of energy. Afterall what is dark matter / energy. Yup we dont know



posted on Aug, 4 2017 @ 05:31 AM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: carewemust

One thing that we do know of, at least for life here on Earth, is that it requires energy.

Here on Earth that energy is mostly from the sun. For other life forms here on Earth that do not have access to sun light, it comes in the form of thermal energy from under ground.

For life that is like life here on Earth, existing in between stars or galaxies would be problematic in many ways (that lack of sun light energy), unless there was enough thermal energy being generated.

It might be possible for life to be suspended in the cold space between stars and galaxy, only to "awaken" once close enough to an energetic source of another star.



Water is the really important ingredient. It acts as a universal solvent, allowing elements like potassium, sodium to dissolve and recombine. It's also a great heat storage unit. You need kilowatts of electricity to convert a kilogram of water into steam. Inbetween it is at a high range of temperatures.

Given the way that bacteria here on earth form their own bio-films and slime molds can explore complex layouts, they would seem to be perfectly designed to survive inside lumps of icy rock like comets and meteorites.



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