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Originally posted by smithjustinb
There could be species made of gold who breathe nitrogen and drink mercury or something like that.
But Titan looks like the best candidate for non-aqueous life.
It seems to have rivers and oceans, and its sticky surface is apparently made partly from organic molecules. There are nitrogen-containing organic compounds called nitriles in its atmosphere, which, it has been suggested, could react with water ice to form a rich blend of organic ingredients for possible life forms2.
Non-aqueous solvents such as hydrocarbons can support complex organic reactions, Benner points out. In fact, organic chemists usually prefer them to water, which is reactive and can interfere with delicate chemical processes.
Originally posted by Corrupted Data
reply to post by smithjustinb
Aliens Exist in thought forms?
Originally posted by nineix
Something to consider in adding to speculation:
We already store data on magnetic tape with credit cards, and it use to be a very popular data storage medium with music tapes, recordings, floppy disks.
How about electromagnetic life that exists and organizes itself as information in the electromagnetic wavelength? Stars and gas giants seem to be big time electromagnetic dynamos. Self organizing magnetic life could exist in these areas, and existing in and of the electromagnetic spectrum essentially as energy, it'd be invisible to us.
It's far fetched, especially as a naturally occurring thing, but, an advanced intelligent species could potentially exploit the electromagnetic spectrum to 'store' an entire civilization.
Originally posted by Nicolas Flamel
Here's what I think some alien water based life could look like:
To be honest though, these animals did live on Earth around 500 million years ago.