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i read a great sci-fi book awhile ago, the author and title escapes me now.

it was about life on a neutron star.

there is bacteria that lives on nuclear waste! right here on earth.

where is the line that we KNOW life cannot exist!? lol.

we haven't found it yet but some believe that it's only in the little box they live in.

i don't have a big problem with that but i do with the people who are on the forefront of information, ie. experts/professionals etc.





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btw, probably not an issue if the chlorophyll was converting sunlight to usable energy/food for the slug, rather than doing the whole Co2 to O2 that a plant does.
bio-solar collectors?

don't know, just thinkin.



I believe where there is energy (even that which is locked in gases or rock) there is the the chance for life, admittedly water or liquids would be a great advantage to life (as it has been on earth), butI don't think all life needs water to evolve, some bacteria thrive in the arid harshness of active and dormant volcanoes, and even ****roaches can survive the lethal radiation of a Nuclear reactor.

I still stand by my comments made in the Imagine thread posted last July.

 



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oh yeah, me too!

i couldn't find anything more on the slug besides the reprint of the article on a couple diff blogs and news sites.

maybe it's too soon.

you would think this was an adaptation to something external.

he's been studying this for 20yrs!

with a shortage of food and water, this would keep something alive till things got better.

he doesn't say how the 2 systems work together in the plantimal. lol.

btw, probably not an issue if the chlorophyll was converting sunlight to usable energy/food for the slug, rather than doing the whole Co2 to O2 that a plant does.
bio-solar collectors?

don't know, just thinkin.

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Lol.... The rewards of having "no more poop" would be enough for me, as for Europa I feel life could photosynthesise in thinner upper layers of the ice and the rising plumes from hydrothermal vents, we already know many lifeforms survive and evolve on Earth in conditions we thought where hostile to life, so it makes sense that Europa and Ganymede with possible liquid oceans should support a diversity of life (I am an advocate that life is universal). smile


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i thought this was interesting because one would think something would evolve like this, in a shortage of food scenario.

the article doesn't go into it's evolution or anything of real depth about this slug.

the guy has been studying this for 20yrs! the paper he wrote would have more.
i will try to find it.

but it shows it is possible naturally! they must have a way to splice cells or genes and hook them into itself to make them work! not symbiosis!

my god man! don't you see what this means!?

no more poop!

think of the trees we can save!

personally i think it would be cool to be able to run off sunlight when needed but giving up my bbq and crapper wouldn't be an option.

ears on mice are cool, i think they can do noses too.

europa and ganymede, would they have enough sunlight?




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gmantoo, Interesting thoughts of how life may evolve elsewhere (I favour Europa and Ganymede as perfect habitats for such life forms) and Maybe scientist will one day make a human hybrid that can photosynthesis in order to stop food shortages, on the plus side the hybrid can get a really good sun tan into the bargain, also I wonder if mice can hear the same sounds through the human ear as humans do?

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It would be nice if we could photosynthesise our lunch instead of having to stop to eat. smile.gif

We are growing human ears on the backs of mice too.


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lol, you can move this if it's not in the right place!

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34824610/ns/technology_and_science-science/?GT1=43001



A green sea slug appears to be part animal, part plant. It's the first critter discovered to produce the plant pigment chlorophyll.

The sneaky slugs seem to have stolen the genes that enable this skill from algae that they've eaten. With their contraband genes, the slugs can carry out photosynthesis — the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy.

"They can make their energy-containing molecules without having to eat anything," said Sidney Pierce, a biologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa


ok, not a huge suprise, i think, since we have meat eating plants.

but what does this really mean for life elsewhere?
mars for example.

very interesting possibilities. 

any thoughts? 



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