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Except the possibility that they don't require liquid water to survive

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never got why we are so adamand on this... just cause we dont know of it doesnt mean it doeasnt exist rolleyes.gif

Life as we know it and based on our simulations require liquid water to form, due to the movement of water and its various properties. There have been hypothesis for silicon-based creatures, and other types of life forms, but simulations have never been able to make it work. Therefore, as far as we know, the best chance of finding life on other planets is to find liquid water.

It's not to say other possibilities exist. However, with our limited resources, we have to focus on what gives us the best chance for success, and that is finding a planet with liquid water.
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Life as we know it and based on our simulations require liquid water to form, due to the movement of water and its various properties. There have been hypothesis for silicon-based creatures, and other types of life forms, but simulations have never been able to make it work. Therefore, as far as we know, the best chance of finding life on other planets is to find liquid water.
It's not to say other possibilities exist. However, with our limited resources, we have to focus on what gives us the best chance for success, and that is finding a planet with liquid water.

logic rolleyes.gif
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logic rolleyes.gif

I think I should stop using it rolleyes.gif
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rofl

i love how people use "we" and "our" rolleyes.gif
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It was believed that Mercury was too close to the sun and too hot to contain any water.

Exactly. It is amazing that the water has not evaporated into space seeing how much heat the planet absorbs.
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Didn't they have a major announcement with the Mars Rover that is still pending? Or did I miss that?
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Didn't they have a major announcement with the Mars Rover that is still pending? Or did I miss that?

NASA released a second statement regarding that basically saying ... there really was no big announcement.
post #18 of 23
its arrogant of the human race to think they are the only lifeforms in the universe. There is surely, or atleast was / will be life out in the universe somewhere.

O well, cool discovery i thought it would be too hot.
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its arrogant of the human race to think they are the only lifeforms in the universe. There is surely, or atleast was / will be life out in the universe somewhere.
O well, cool discovery i thought it would be too hot.

Of course. The idea that we are the only living things in the universe that spans trillions of galaxies, yes galaxies, is niave. Not to mention if you consider the possibility of other universe. I mean really, you would have to be an idiot to think we're the only things out there.
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I still believe that we ourselves arrived here extra-terrestrially. Dunno if that's a word but it is now. Humans have laid claim on earth, but we don't belong here. Every day, the planet tries to find new ways to kill us. We a survivors, but not native.
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