You Must Take A Look At These Models If You're Curious About What Aliens Really Look Like


Science fiction has long been obsessed with the idea of alien life forms and how they may appear. Over the years we have seen little green men, bug-eyed monsters and predatory killers take to the silver and smaller screens to represent our idea of life from outer space. But scientific fact may hold the key to a more realistic depiction of creatures and plants which have adapted to meet the harsh challenges of alien worlds.


Interesting models have been prepared considering that the aliens may have much more strange features than we expected.

These models are very useful to expand our imagination of both the features and appearance of plants and other species of creatures that evolve according to the occasional very challenging conditions of the planets they live on.

Dr. Brian Choo worked with graphic artist, Steve Grice, to come up with more realistic portrayals.

Dr. Choo, from the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University in Australia, believes animal life would be mainly amphibious. The models have also prepared accordingly. It is anticipated that they will be able to withstand difficult conditions by having shells that serve as thick skin and armor.

Creatures could have transparent skin and flesh.

The reason for this is because red dwarf stars emit a smaller spectrum of radiation and animals are likely to have translucent flesh to capture as much light as possible.

Dr. Choo also worked to describe how plant life may have evolved.

Navigating the winds could be a vital component of a plant's life-cycle, but the challenges of knowing where to go and when to drop may require awareness of the surrounding environment he says. Like a cactus, plants on harsh red dwarf planets would need to guarantee their supply of liquid water.

Harsh surface conditions could also drive the plants underground.

The reason for this is to protect themselves from such conditions.

Choo made these models out of the recently discovered Trappist-1 star system.

He thinks that at least three of the seven Earth-like planets which orbit the red dwarf at its center could be habitable - although this number may be higher.

Whatever the case, there is a great agreement in the scientific world that all of the advanced aliens can't be similar to humans.

Will other living species, that we might discover as a result of our progressive space exploration, fit our models or predictions ? We'll have to wait and see...

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