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Gas Gigant life?
BlackeyeDate: Saturday, 04.05.2013, 17:23 | Message # 1
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uakLB7Eni2E

what do you think about this video?
 
apenpaapDate: Saturday, 04.05.2013, 18:07 | Message # 2
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I like to imagine the green-atmosphered gas giants as having floating algae/plant life myself.

As for the video: it's very beautiful and well done. It seems unlikely floaters of the size he described really exist in Jupiter's atmosphere, as we could likely see them from space, but possibly smaller lifeforms? And of course, even if Sol's gas giants are lifeless there could be this sort of life on extrasolar ones.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 04.05.2013, 18:43 | Message # 3
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I tend to think the universe is full of bacterial life that has adapted to harsher environments. I don't think life has actually come into being on planets like Jupiter. Wouldn't surprise me if some microbes were found there but I doubt we would see anything larger.




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DisasterpieceDate: Saturday, 04.05.2013, 20:00 | Message # 4
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I tend to think the universe is full of bacterial life that has adapted to harsher environments. I don't think life has actually come into being on planets like Jupiter. Wouldn't surprise me if some microbes were found there but I doubt we would see anything larger.

I agree, I think bacterial life in a star system might be pretty much inevitable, but I don't think such large beings are likely to form on gas giants.





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midtskogenDate: Saturday, 04.05.2013, 20:25 | Message # 5
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The argument for the existence of such life forms requires two things: An explanation how they can feed, survive and reproduce in this environment. And an explanation how evolution into such lifeforms is possible. The former sounds easier than the latter.




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WatsisnameDate: Monday, 06.05.2013, 05:06 | Message # 6
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Yeah, there are a lot of unanswered questions regarding the formation of life and the conditions under which life can develop.




 
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