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Lurking in nuclear waste pools. Breeding in acidic lakes. Or creeping underground devoid of oxygen and light.
This may sound like a teaser for a science-fiction movie, but it is the subject of a scientific paper written by Arizona State University Professor Paul Davies that is appearing in next month's Astrobiology journal.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
The study will fall flat on it's face if DNA is a consistent building block or prerequisite of life throughout the galaxy/universe unless they can find an indisputable way of proving origin.
Scientists have long been intrigued by the possibility of finding alien life. Just last week, NASA launched the telescope, Kepler, into outer space. Kepler's mission is to find out if there are other worlds like Earth in the universe. The hope is to find life on other planets. It will last more than three years and cost about $600 million.