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Douche Baggins
12-01-2010, 03:13 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/01/rumor-roundup-nasa-discovered-alien-life/

http://beamsdoorway.bizland.com/alien/images/alien1.jpg

A NASA press release announcing "an astrobiology finding" -- something that will impact the search for extraterrestrial life -- has sent shockwaves through the blogosphere.

The press release simply announces an event, set for Thursday at 2 p.m. EST, to discuss an astrobiology discovery "that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

And the concept of NASA discussing alien life has everyone a-Twitter. Gawker, PC World, New Scientist and others have all speculated about the news -- even suggesting that the space agency may reveal that E.T. has finally arrived.
The reality may be less dramatic, though still intriguing: Based on the background of the four conference participants NASA cites, the announcement will probably concern lifeforms that live off of poisonous arsenic. Popular blogger Jason Kottke and others have concluded that the announcement will tie into the quest for life on Saturn's moon Titan.

"I'd say that they've discovered arsenic on Titan and maybe even detected chemical evidence of bacteria utilizing it for photosynthesis," Kottke theorizes, a hypothesis short of actually confirming alien life.

He notes that geobiologist Pamela Conrad was the primary author of a 2009 paper on geology and life on Mars, while oceanographer Felisa Wolfe-Simon has written extensively on photosynthesis using arsenic. Biologist Steven Benner is on the "Titan Team" at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; they're looking at Saturn's largest moon as an early-Earth-like chemical environment. And ecologist James Elser is involved with a NASA-funded astrobiology program called Follow the Elements, which studies the chemistry of environments where life evolves, not just water, carbon or oxygen.

Despite the hype and rumors, Phil Plait of Discover Magazine urged rational calm, noting that an announcement of the discovery of extraterrestrial life "seems really unlikely." Plait called overreactions par for the course, citing a June press release about the lack of acetlyne in Titan’s atmosphere "that sparked vast speculation."

"Even though the press release was clear enough, it was misleadingly reported as NASA finding sings of life on Titan," Plait wrote.

Forbes blogger Brian Caulfield agreed, noting that "Thursday’s news is probably a big deal" but "probably just not that big a deal."

Of course, there is always the chance that NASA has discovered alien life -- right? We'll know for sure tomorrow. Stick with FoxNews.com for complete coverage of NASA's news conference Thursday at 2 p.m. EST and be sure to check out our Twitter feed for real-time updates.Press release:


Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1726
dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov

Cathy Weselby
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-2791
cathy.weselby@nasa.gov

Nov. 29, 2010


MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-167
NASA Sets News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery; Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 2 p.m. EST On Dec. 2

WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website at http://www.nasa.gov (http://www.nasa.gov/).

Participants are:
- Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
- Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
- James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe

Media representatives may attend the conference or ask questions by phone or from participating NASA locations. To obtain dial-in information, journalists must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to Steve Cole at stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov or call 202-358-0918 by noon Dec. 2.

Shogun
12-01-2010, 03:14 PM
I KNEW IT!

RustShack
12-01-2010, 03:16 PM
Damn it i knew i should have posted this yesterday. I just assumed it would of been a repost.

Pants
12-01-2010, 03:18 PM
The Lizard overlords are coming. Make ready the gold.

Donger
12-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Heh. ETLeaks.

Douche Baggins
12-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Wouldn't it be funny if the world was introduced to aliens in a ho-hum press conference where Xlibutscrale fielded questions for about 30 minutes and then was whisked away to the secret Underground Grey Headquarters?

It would be the ultimate blue balls after 60 years of speculation and mystery.

Pants
12-01-2010, 03:28 PM
It would be the ultimate blue balls after 60 years of speculation and mystery.

I'm not sure that makes sense.

JD10367
12-01-2010, 03:28 PM
I hope it's the chick with multiple titties from "Total Recall"... I think that was where I saw them...

chasedude
12-01-2010, 04:26 PM
See you at the party Richter!

LiveSteam
12-01-2010, 04:31 PM
I hope it's the chick with multiple titties from "Total Recall"... I think that was where I saw them...

Her multiple titties couldn't be as nice as the 2 titties that girl has on your avatar

Rain Man
12-01-2010, 04:32 PM
If they really did find aliens, I hope they're good eatin'. It'd be nice to have a change of pace from earth food.

CrazyPhuD
12-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Does it speak spanish?

Crush
12-01-2010, 04:54 PM
If they really did find aliens, I hope they're good eatin'. It'd be nice to have a change of pace from earth food.

The aliens probably taste like chicken.
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unothadeal
12-01-2010, 04:56 PM
Looks exactly like every thought it would.

LiveSteam
12-01-2010, 04:56 PM
If they really did find aliens, I hope they're good eatin'. It'd be nice to have a change of pace from earth food.

I will stick with IMO's Pizza

TEX
12-01-2010, 04:58 PM
Does it speak spanish?

ROFL

boogblaster
12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
looks just like my mother-in-law ...

GloryDayz
12-01-2010, 06:58 PM
Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FAX
12-01-2010, 07:04 PM
I think this is probably about a finding in which silicon-based bacteria has been found in a Mars or Moon rock, or something.

It's a teeny, tiny nano LP with a face, maybe.

FAX

Fish
12-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Are we getting new pyramids??

zonachief
12-01-2010, 07:13 PM
thats not an alien...thats al davis.

KCrockaholic
12-01-2010, 07:15 PM
Did someone put little girls underwear on it's head?

GloryDayz
12-01-2010, 07:17 PM
GDI, it keeps looking at me!!!! Burn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adept Havelock
12-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Klaatu Barada Nikto

Douche Baggins
12-01-2010, 07:21 PM
GDI, it keeps looking at me!!!! Burn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Dude, what are you looking at?"

http://beamsdoorway.bizland.com/alien/images/alien3.jpg

GloryDayz
12-01-2010, 07:25 PM
"Dude, what are you looking at?"

http://beamsdoorway.bizland.com/alien/images/alien3.jpg

Far out brisket!!!

Direckshun
12-01-2010, 07:52 PM
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Pushead2
12-01-2010, 07:56 PM
suhhhhhhweeetttttttt

SLAG
12-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Will it Mow lawns?

GloryDayz
12-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Will it Mow lawns?

:LOL:

DaneMcCloud
12-01-2010, 08:45 PM
I think this is probably about a finding in which silicon-based bacteria has been found in a Mars or Moon rock, or something.

It's a teeny, tiny nano LP with a face, maybe.

FAX

I KNEW Les was an alien.

:D

Dave Lane
12-01-2010, 08:46 PM
Klaatu Barada Nikto

Damn I knew it would be Gort

JD10367
12-01-2010, 08:50 PM
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JD10367
12-01-2010, 08:54 PM
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Jive Ass
12-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Truthism

acesn8s
12-01-2010, 10:22 PM
The aliens probably taste like chicken fajitas.
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Jerm
12-01-2010, 10:31 PM
All your base are belong to us.....

Thig Lyfe
12-01-2010, 10:53 PM
I thought they discovered bacteria on some planet a long time ago.

Reaper16
12-01-2010, 11:28 PM
I will stick with IMO's Pizza
Oh, of course this motherfucker likes Imo's Pizza.

FAX
12-02-2010, 12:10 AM
Speaking of space things and stuffs, today an astronomer guy said that he used a telescope deal and found out that there are way more stars in the universe than some other guys originally thought there were. This has, in turn, pissed off the other guys because the universe makes less sense to those guys than it did before the telescope guy discovered all the extra stars. And, that's on top of the whole "dark matter" and "dark energy" problem ... not to mention the really crazy quantum nonlocality deal (which, by the way, I have a whole theory on that involves the SETI project's stupid methods and shall discuss in depth at some later time). Basically, the pissed off guys are all messed up at this point.

Why? Well, here's why; the pissed off guys used to think that there were only about 100 sextillion stars in the whole, entire universe, but the telescope guy has actually discovered about 300 sextillion stars which is about 200 sextillion more than the pissed off guys thought there were. In scientific terms, that's known as a crapload of extra, friggin' stars.

It's all very confusing to me since I thought that a sextillion was a coming-out party for 18 year-old, nubile girls possessing perfectly proportionate tittahs and a significant amount of anatomical curiosity. 300 of those would be very cool, indeed. However, the hugely major problem is that a sextillion isn't that at all. A sextillion turns out to be a number followed by about 23 or so zeros. And this, of course, dramatically increases the odds that extraterrestrial midgets exist in droves. Not good, my fellow Earthlings. Not good, at all.

FAX

TinyEvel
12-02-2010, 12:22 AM
please please PLEASE tell me it will go something like this...

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(SO there!)

bevischief
12-02-2010, 07:00 AM
Take us to your leader.

Douche Baggins
12-02-2010, 08:27 AM
Cool.

Hours before their special news conference today, the cat is out of the bag: NASA has discovered a completely new life form that doesn't share the biological building blocks of anything currently living in planet Earth. This changes everything. At their conference today (http://gizmodo.com/5702124/did-nasa-discover-life-on-one-of-saturns-moons), NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce that they have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today. Instead of using phosphorus, the bacteria uses arsenic. All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same.

But not this one. This one is completely different. Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake, California, this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible. The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in other planets that don't have to be like planet Earth.

We will know more today at 2pm EST but, while this life hasn't been found in another planet, this discovery does indeed change everything we know about biology. I don't know about you, but I've not been so excited about a bacteria since my STD tests came back clean. [NOS (http://nos.nl/artikel/202302-nieuw-soort-leven-ontdekt.html)—In Dutch]

JD10367
12-02-2010, 08:32 AM
Take us to your leader.

They want to meet Oprah Winfrey? :confused:

fan4ever
12-02-2010, 08:36 AM
I hope it's the chick with multiple titties from "Total Recall"... I think that was where I saw them...

Years ago I totally burned my 14 year old son watching that movie...I said, "You're gonna like this movie...it's got titties in it". When that scene came up he gave me this pissed look that still makes me laugh when I thinkof it.

ChiefsNow
12-02-2010, 11:16 AM
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beach tribe
12-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Klaatu Barada..........

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh90/bbeal29/army_of_darkness_4.png


Necktie, Nector, Nickle..........

HotRoute
12-02-2010, 11:53 AM
http://www.toddmintz.com/seo/mars.jpg

Bowser
12-02-2010, 12:05 PM
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loochy
12-02-2010, 12:25 PM
The conference was about arsenic based (rather than phosphorous based) life forms. BOOORING.

REDHOTGTO
12-02-2010, 01:24 PM
hell i knew they were here, just look at nancy pelosi, says it all

gblowfish
12-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Tacos for everyone!!!

DMAC
12-02-2010, 01:33 PM
Jeez, everything always sucks. When is something gonna be cool for once?

Molitoth
12-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Jeez, everything always sucks. When is something gonna be cool for once?

This is a pretty cool discovery if you understand it.

You should already be aware that there is evidence of alien life, the gov just won't come out with it. Where do you think all of our technology ideas over the last few decades have stemmed from?

DMAC
12-02-2010, 01:43 PM
This is a pretty cool discovery if you understand it.

You should already be aware that there is evidence of alien life, the gov just won't come out with it. Where do you think all of our technology ideas over the last few decades have stemmed from?Just making a funny. That's kind of my thing. Perhaps I have lost what burst I had.

thestickboy
12-02-2010, 02:11 PM
We must not tolerate this arsenic deviant. Our society is based on phosphorous DNA, it always has been, and it always will be. If we allow this arsenic abomination to exist, then what will come next? Silicon? Unobtanium? We must fight for our traditional values, and the rights of phosphorous lifeforms.

Detoxing
12-02-2010, 02:14 PM
We must not tolerate this arsenic deviant. Our society is based on phosphorous DNA, it always has been, and it always will be. If we allow this arsenic abomination to exist, then what will come next? Silicon? Unobtanium? We must fight for our traditional values, and the rights of phosphorous lifeforms.

Seriously. Before they start fornicating with our phosphorus based women.

JD10367
12-02-2010, 02:14 PM
If I don't get to fuck the giant blue alien chick from "Avatar", then I don't give a shit. Back to football talk...

KCrockaholic
12-02-2010, 02:16 PM
I thought it was pretty interesting and cool...Nothing about "aliens" but it was worth listening to if your into that kind of stuff.

JD10367
12-02-2010, 03:07 PM
I think the alien debate is like the God debate: unless they come down here and start messing with us, it doesn't ultimately matter. But considering the billions of suns (and, thus, the likelihood of billions of solar systems), to think that this one single mudball is the ONLY place the interstellar crap coalesced correctly is just arrogant.

But I still wanna **** the blue chick from "Avatar".

KCrockaholic
12-02-2010, 03:10 PM
I think the alien debate is like the God debate: unless they come down here and start messing with us, it doesn't ultimately matter. But considering the billions of suns (and, thus, the likelihood of billions of solar systems), to think that this one single mudball is the ONLY place the interstellar crap coalesced correctly is just arrogant.

But I still wanna **** the blue chick from "Avatar".

I concur.

Detoxing
12-02-2010, 03:15 PM
I think the alien debate is like the God debate: unless they come down here and start messing with us, it doesn't ultimately matter. But considering the billions of suns (and, thus, the likelihood of billions of solar systems), to think that this one single mudball is the ONLY place the interstellar crap coalesced correctly is just arrogant.

But I still wanna **** the blue chick from "Avatar".

Next best thing, amigo

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6793/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg/)

4th and Long
12-02-2010, 03:23 PM
The conference was about arsenic based (rather than phosphorous based) life forms. BOOORING.
The organism is called GFAJ-1. The finding is important because it expands the prevailing view of what it takes for living things to survive. Not only did this microbe cope, but it grew and thrived. Most of life, down to its protein, fat and DNA, is made from just six chemical elements: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur and phosphorus. In the California experiment, arsenic effectively took the place of the phosphorus in the bacteria.

DMAC
12-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Next best thing, amigo

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6793/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg/)

What, do you like...empty it out every month?

DJ's left nut
12-02-2010, 04:59 PM
We must not tolerate this arsenic deviant. Our society is based on phosphorous DNA, it always has been, and it always will be. If we allow this arsenic abomination to exist, then what will come next? Silicon? Unobtanium? We must fight for our traditional values, and the rights of phosphorous lifeforms.

Seriously. Before they start fornicating with our phosphorus based women.

I, for one, welcome our new arsenic based overlords...

GloryDayz
12-02-2010, 06:29 PM
If the alien were real we'd see Sigourney Weaver in the picture. Duh!!!

GloryDayz
12-02-2010, 06:31 PM
Next best thing, amigo

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6793/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg/)

GDI, this alien keeps looking at me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JD10367
12-02-2010, 08:39 PM
I concur.

With which part? My take on alien life, or "fucking the blue chick"?

Next best thing, amigo

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6793/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/theavatarfleshlightactu.jpg/)

Ah, yes, but how do we even know that's what her giant blue coochie looks like? Having never seen an alien snatch, it might look totally different.

Okay, I'll scrap the whole alien thing and settle for :hump:ing Zoe Saldana under blacklights with some fluorescent paint on her...

GloryDayz
12-02-2010, 08:49 PM
With which part? My take on alien life, or "****ing the blue chick"?



Ah, yes, but how do we even know that's what her giant blue coochie looks like? Having never seen an alien snatch, it might look totally different.

Okay, I'll scrap the whole alien thing and settle for :hump:ing Zoe Saldana under blacklights with some fluorescent paint on her...

I'd do it! But was is "it"? We might be PIIH"blue"B and not know...

FAX
12-02-2010, 08:54 PM
That all sounds good, but there is still a great deal about the universe and alien life that remains unknown.

For example, we have no idea whether or not arsenic bacteria serve any useful purpose whatsoever. And, we don't know if that giant, blue chick even has a B to PII.

FAX

GloryDayz
12-02-2010, 08:57 PM
That all sounds good, but there is still a great deal about the universe and alien life that remains unknown.

For example, we have no idea whether or not arsenic bacteria serve any useful purpose whatsoever. And, we don't know if that giant, blue chick even has a B to PII.

FAX

So, what I hear you saying is that I need to stick with the wife?

CHIEF4EVER
12-02-2010, 09:17 PM
thats not an alien...thats al davis.

I knew it!!!! I knew Greasy Al was an alien!!!! Teh alienz have been hiding in plain sight all these years.....in Oakland.

The Pedestrian
12-03-2010, 01:45 AM
Cool.

Ok, so their building blocks seem to be shifted one group to the left of ours. Arsenic, Germanium, Boron...and Silicon. Just think about it. The possibility of silicon (as opposed to our carbon) lifeforms... :drool: :D :evil: