Then there are the alien kin of chapters 2 and 6 , hyperthermophiles thriving in the extreme heat and pressure of deep - sea volcanoes . These creatures may be revealed through gene sequencing to be our aboriginal relations — or may ...
Author: Stefan Helmreich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Sargasso Sea and at undersea volcanoes in the eastern Pacific, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine biologists to see the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds.
Animals that live there look different from animals in other parts of the ocean. You might even say they look like aliens from outer space. Let's dive in and meet some of these alien ocean animals! This submersible, called DeepSee, ...
Author: Rosie Colosi
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Are these strange animals the stuff of nightmares or aliens from outer space? Turns out, they're real undersea animals! Find out how deep-sea creatures use bizarre and fascinating adaptations to survive in their harsh environments in this Level 3 Reader. Journey through the depths of the ocean into the dark Midnight Zone and discover the mysterious animals that live there. Learn about how their bodies make their own light or adapt to living in low-light areas, how they hunt, what they eat, and how they keep themselves safe from predators. National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading has proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. Each reader includes text written by an experienced, skilled children's books author, a photo glossary, and interactive features in which kids get to reinforce what they've learned in the book.
OUR OWN ALIEN OCEAN The story of the search for life beyond Earth is also the story of our growing understanding of our own oceans' depths, and our discovery of the secrets they hold. You may have seen old maps, maps where sea monsters, ...
Author: Kevin Hand
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have existed for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.
"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries.
Author: Stefan Helmreich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists on ships at sea, in coastal research labs, and at undersea volcanoes, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine bioligists to view the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds."--Cover.
Astro the Alien and his friends Ben and Eva visit and learn about ocean animals, including animals that live near coral reefs, in the deep ocean, and in tide pools. Includes a note to caregivers, reading activities, and a word list.
The crumbling cliff side from which they emerged from the Dead Well revealed a truly alien sea. The ocean was dying and dying painfully. The World Gash had collapsed the seafloor into a pit several miles deep.
Author: Lucien Soulban
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
The great poison of the World Gash spreads through the oceans of Krynn, killing all in its path. Led by Apoletta of the Dargonesti and Utharne of the Dimernesti, the two great aquatic races of sea elves convene a Conclave to address the mysterious, urgent crisis. When undead attack the Conclave, Apoletta and Utharne must unite both their species, brave the storms of the World Gash and confront the ghosts of their past. What they discover will forever change their oceanic world and the fate of their two peoples.
And that is just in the oceans of our own world. What about the oceans of other worlds? Our robotic emissaries have brought us just enough tantalizing information to scientifically imagine those alien seas. And so our minds can voyage ...
Author: Michael Carroll
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.
... realises that Terran science will never understand the alien complexities of the ocean planet and its phenomena. Likewise, the crew continue their attempts at contact with the ocean through X-ray stimulation linked to Kelvin's brain ...
Author: Mark Brake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
The noise was loud, alow roar ofdetonation, andout onthe Sea of Sorrows there wasa brilliant corresponding flashas several feet of sand and moving alien eruptedin a wave of flames. Dave let outawhooping battle cry anddidit again, ...
Author: James A. Moore
Publisher: Titan Books
SEA OF SORROWS As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker's job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe. But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe - a living Xenomorph. Decker doesn't understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer... Ellen Ripley.
At present, there are several species of macrozoobenthic species for which it is not clear if they can actually be classified as established alien species along the German North Sea coast. One example is the blue crab, ...