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Accidentally "Seeding" Planet Earth: Our Possible Origins?

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posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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I have not heard of something being found inside a nuclear reactor. I suppose it would be possible, how ever Nuclear reactors tend to be quite hot. I've never even thought about life being found there, Heat(boiling water, nuclear fuel rods), Pressure(steam), and radiation. Though "Water Bears" have been known to withstand enormous doses of radiation, and temperatures well above water's boiling point, I don't know how hot the inside of a reactor is/gets.

I'm guessing based on the 4000gy resistance of the water bear, it wouldn't survive inside the reactor, as dose increases with exposure time, so I don't know how long it would take to absorb 4000gy but it's not likely to survive inside a reactor. I'm pretty sure there isn't a damn thing that could.

Uranium235 has an enormous amount of energy, and is giving off enormous amounts of radiation pretty much all the time.

Wiki says a Gray(Gy) "One gray is the absorption of one joule of energy, in the form of ionizing radiation, per kilogram of matter."

Uranium provides 83.14 Tera(10,000 000 000 000)joules/kg, So I'm pretty much going with No, I don't think it could.... I assume that's potential energy, because it seems like a lot, but I'm way to tired to do all the math to try and figure this out, and I'm not a nuclear physicist. As well different Tardigrades can resist more, as well as less radiation. I think it boils down to how long it could survive in the reactor, vs live there. I could see it dwelling in areas with in a nuclear fuel cooling pond perhaps away from the fuel, but the reactor itself is a stretch.

I looked up what was found in chernobyl. It's a type of fungi. Here is the article.

edit on 30-10-2012 by Hijinx because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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this is all i could come up with for now

Radioactive nuclear fuel rods at Savannah River National Laboratory. White cobweb-like material appears near top of some containers. Image: U.S. Department of Energy. At the Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina, where, among other things, spent fuel rods from nuclear power reactors are stored, workers last fall reported a white substance, similar to cobwebs left by spiders, in one of the pools of water where the radioactive rods are kept. "We observed it, it was unusual, it appears to be biological in nature but we don't know that for sure," said Will Callicott, the lab's manager of executive communications. "It doesn't seem to be doing any harm." It has, though, prompted some blaring headlines in tabloids in the U.K. "'Mutant' spider fears at nuclear waste lab," said The Sun. "Could Spider-Man become a reality?" asked the Daily Mail. If you're not into superheroes, Spider-Man was a teenager who took on extraordinary powers after he was bitten by a radioactive spider. In reality, scientists say they still have many questions about what radiation does to living things. It is certainly harmful in large doses, breaking down tissue and damaging DNA, but American scientists who studied the evacuated wasteland around the Soviet Chernobyl nuclear plant after the 1986 accident there said they got a surprise. At least 135,000 people were forced to move - but the area they abandoned became a haven for wildlife. "If I were going to be a moose," said Robert Baker of Texas Tech University, "I would want to live in the exclusion zone." Baker and a colleague, Ron Chesser, tracked the plants and animals around the wrecked nuclear plant in the decades after the accident. "They're going to live a lot longer lives, because humans are worse for them than the radiation was," Baker said. Staff members at Savannah River say they have taken a small sample of the "string-like growth" found on the ends of the spent fuel racks, but Callicott said they will not have a full report until March on what it is.

this was found near a nuclear plant
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posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:11 PM
Actually, there is much more evidence which points to that we were seeded by aan advanced race...................not panspermia. The Sumerian tablets and ancient Indian sanskrits tell of this, as well. I tend to believe thiis to due to our DNAstructure.

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