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Thursday, May 2, 2013

What DO Aliens Look Like? - part 2 - Science

Thank you for joining me on Backward Momentum! It's time for part two of What DO Aliens Look Like. Today I'm going to focus on some of the theories offered by the scientific community.

From "Through the Wormhole: What Do Aliens Look Like?" on the Science Channel, it is assumed that extraterrestrial life would be both carbon and water-based like us. But due to many factors, including differences in evolution and gravity, life on another planet could be very different from what we know on Earth. Life could be as simple as microbes. But will we ever be truly satisfied until we find intelligent life like us?


An article by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute on suggests extraterrestrial life might be humanoid, like us. And at a former exhibit in Montreal, scientists displayed plausible displays of aliens that might live on other planets with what we would consider, extreme conditions. Those lifeforms resembled creatures on Earth who live in extremely high temperatures and in acidic conditions. Be sure to check out the flying whales, animals that look like plants, and more.



So, what do YOU think aliens might look like?


Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.


Diane Burton said...

Hi, Jessica. This is a great series. Too bad the 1st video is blocked in the US, but I think I saw it on TV. Anyway, this makes writers think more about the environment the aliens live in. In Linnea Sinclair's Gabriel's Ghost, one alien comes from an aquatic world. In order to adapt to ours (one for humans), he has to soak his gills often. Always something to think about.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thanks, Diane! If you click on the orange "Through the Wormhole" link, you should be able to see the video there. Sorry the other doesn't work. I've only touched on one alien species from an aquatic world, but it's definitely something for us SFR authors to consider. :)

D L Jackson said...

Great post, Jessica. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you, DL! :-)