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Originally posted by bl4ke360
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Life on another planet? No, it's far too hot on HD 189733b for that, but the Hubble Space Telescope's first ever detection of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star is big news.
Hah, I don't find that statement surprising coming from scientists, but did I miss some universal law they discovered that states what temperatures life could be sustained? How the hell do they know that different life forms can't survive at temperatures more extreme than Earth's? They act as though Earth creates the universal laws of life and anything outside our understanding is an impossibility.
[edit on 5/19/2009 by bl4ke360]
Life on another planet? Perhaps! it's far too hot on HD 189733b for normal life, but there might exist creatures based in methane and or/ammonia instead of the carbon-based life forms we are used to. Lifeforms on this planet might eat fire for energy and radiate phosphoric acid as sweat, but the Hubble Space Telescope's first ever detection of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star is big news because it could be the first signs of an entirely extraterrestrial civilization, complete with warp drivers, peace, and harmony!