Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places
Weird space critters could be right beneath our planetary probes.
- By Christen Brownlee
- Air & Space magazine, May 2007
Illustration by Richard Thompson
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What’s the probability that life unlike anything we know is thriving in extraterrestrial obscurity? “The chances that it might exist are high, but the chances that we’re going to encounter it are probably low,” says Benner. “Space is a big place.” To plan a search that has a decent chance of finding whatever may be out there, we will need not just technology but imagination.
“Fundamentally,” says David Grinspoon, “the universe is much more creative than we are.”