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Travis Hoffman
12-02-2010, 04:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5704158/nasa-finds-new-life

More detail: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/astrobiology_toxic_chemical.html

iblis432
12-04-2010, 08:12 AM
That's pretty crazy. Basically makes everything you ever learned in Biology class disappear. but can they really still call it DNA? It's not made of the same blocks as ours, so i don't think the name would be the same.

Basel A
12-04-2010, 11:29 AM
That's pretty crazy. Basically makes everything you ever learned in Biology class disappear. but can they really still call it DNA? It's not made of the same blocks as ours, so i don't think the name would be the same.


Deoxyribose? Check.
Nucleic Acid? Check.
To be technical.. Yeah, it's different from what we're used to, but it's certainly still DNA.

davidthefat
12-04-2010, 02:09 PM
*Bad idea*
Anyways that was off topic. But honestly I doubt we will ever find any complex lifeforms out there, the chances are way too small. Thats the best we will ever get.
Drake's Equation (http://www.activemind.com/Mysterious/Topics/SETI/drake_equation.html)