The prospect of alien life in exotic forms on other worlds

@article{SchulzeMakuch2005ThePO,
  title={The prospect of alien life in exotic forms on other worlds},
  author={D. Schulze-Makuch and L. Irwin},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2005},
  volume={93},
  pages={155-172}
}
  • D. Schulze-Makuch, L. Irwin
  • Published 2005
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • The nature of life on Earth provides a singular example of carbon-based, water-borne, photosynthesis-driven biology. Within our understanding of chemistry and the physical laws governing the universe, however, lies the possibility that alien life could be based on different chemistries, solvents, and energy sources from the one example provided by Terran biology. In this paper, we review some of these possibilities. Silanes may be used as functional analogs to carbon molecules in environments… CONTINUE READING
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