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Windows 7: NASA News Conference about Alien Life

02 Dec 2010   #21
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yeah, it's old news. 2 years ago:
Quote:
In the warm, bubbling pools of Mono Lake in California, scientists have isolated a bacterium that fuels itself on arsenic...
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arsenic-munching bacteria found
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02 Dec 2010   #22
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I watched the full announcement live. It wasn't a full announcement of alien life. What they found is a microbe in a lake in California that can substitute phosphorus for arsenic in it's DNA molecules. This shows there's more to life than we know it as it shows that life can be different and how different environments could support life.
That hardly is Earth-Shattering. They build us up for a big letdown. -- I am still upset about Pluto being kicked out of the Solar System.
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02 Dec 2010   #23
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
I am still upset about Pluto being kicked out of the Solar System.

Pluto's response to rejection.
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02 Dec 2010   #24
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Yeah, it's old news. 2 years ago:
Quote:
In the warm, bubbling pools of Mono Lake in California, scientists have isolated a bacterium that fuels itself on arsenic...
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arsenic-munching bacteria found
That doesn't mention that the bacteria has a different DNA structure.

And to be fair, the massive hype was just created by the Internet as usual. NASA didn't say themselves it was going to unveil an actual living, breathing alien like everyone expected.
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02 Dec 2010   #25
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well, we all hope to see some aliens, sooner or later
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02 Dec 2010   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Back to the basement at Area 51 I go.
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02 Dec 2010   #27
Kari

 

There's a furnished apartment free for you Shawn, cheap and in an alien friendly zone in Rutherford now when the Solomon's have returned home...
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02 Dec 2010   #28
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Aww... you can stay at my place, Brink.

Assuming my parents wouldn't mind an alien living in their basement.
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02 Dec 2010   #29
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

NASA - Not Another Stupid Announcement.
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02 Dec 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL
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