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Originally posted by tim3lord
reply to post by StaceyWilson
yeah unless we can get 100% proof this isnt going to cause us harm im pretty sure im with the lets burn these puppies group.
Originally posted by withopeneyesWow. To think that Ted Williams had it all wrong! Instead of going with the cryogenic chamber, he just should've moved to West Virginia and thrown himself into one of their many coal mines.
Originally posted by die_another_day
What they meant to say is that the halophiles have been preserved in the salt crystal for 34000 years. During this time period, the bacteria have reproduced and recycled themselves by whatever means possible.
edit on 1/14/2011 by die_another_day because: (no reason given)
"They're alive, but they're not using any energy to swim around, they're not reproducing," Schubert told OurAmazingPlanet. "They're not doing anything at all except maintaining themselves."...
Schubert said the microbes took about two-and-a-half months to "wake up" out of their survival state before they started to reproduce, behavior that has been previously documented in bacteria, and a strategy that certainly makes sense.
"It's 34,000 years old and it has a kid," Schubert said. And ironically, once that happens, the new bacteria are, of course, entirely modern.
The Oort cloud is thought to comprise two separate regions: a spherical outer Oort cloud and a disc-shaped inner Oort cloud, or Hills cloud. Objects in the Oort cloud are largely composed of ices, such as water, ammonia, and methane.
Kuiper objects are composed largely of frozen volatiles (termed "ices"), such as methane, ammonia and water.
When you take the right mix of materials and radiate them, you can produce the most complex species of molecules," says Cooper. In some cases you may be able to produce the components of life -- not just organic materials, but biological molecules such as amino acids. We're not saying that life is produced in the Kuiper Belt, but the basic chemistry may start there, as could also happen in similar Kuiper Belt environments elsewhere in the universe and that is a natural path which could lead toward the chemical evolution of life."