Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Flying Whales and Other Alien Life Forms

One side of the planet is draped in eternal freezing darkness, the other side is bathed in permanent starlight. Fields of "stinger fans"—animals that look like tall plants—cover the floodplains. Other strange species abound, from giraffe-like predators called gulphogs to tiny flesh-dissolving tadpoles known as hysteria.

Welcome to the planet Aurelia.

No, we haven't discovered life on another world—yet. But this could be what life on the fringes of our galaxy looks like, according to a group of scientists that contributed to the National Geographic Channel's special Extraterrestrial, which premieres Monday, May 30. Alien life is not just possible but probable, according to many scientists. And thanks to new technology, we may not be too far from finding it..........

National Geographic News, May 20, 2005 Read More

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