Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

David Toomey


Science that appears like technology fiction.

In contemporary years, scientists have hypothesized life-forms which can purely be referred to as "weird": organisms that dwell off acid instead of water, microbes that thrive at temperatures and strain degrees so severe that their mobile buildings may still holiday down, even perhaps organisms that reproduce with no DNA. a few of these unusual life-forms, unrelated to all existence we all know, could be within reach: on rock surfaces within the American southwest, hydrothermal vents at the ocean flooring, or maybe in our personal our bodies. a few, stranger nonetheless, may possibly reside in Martian permafrost, swim at the hours of darkness oceans of Jupiter's moons, or continue to exist within the unique ices on comets.  Others--the strangest of all--might inhabit the crusts of neutron stars, interstellar nebulae, or perhaps different spatial dimensions. 

Weird Life, David Toomey takes us on a panoramic travel of a universe of hypothetical existence, a universe of lifestyles as we do not know it. 

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