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Exploring the question, Is there life on the sun?

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34 minutes ago, Richy teh space man said:

Try landing at night and have a look around

I won't fall for it.  Life needs light to survive

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Depends on your definition of life I guess.  According to some schools of thought fire could be considered alive. (Reproduces, consumes...)  Depending on who you talk to a huge self sustaining ball of fusion reaction might be considered a lifeform in and of itself.

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52 minutes ago, drew4452862 said:

I won't fall for it.  Life needs light to survive

There are hydrothermal vent creatures in the perpetual night of the deep ocean hydrothermal vents near the Galapagos Rift.

I have always wondered about Jupiter. Is it possible, as chemically active as the planet is, that there is a layer that could support anaerobic organism? It happens on Earth...

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1 hour ago, Ty Tan Tu said:

I have always wondered about Jupiter. Is it possible, as chemically active as the planet is, that there is a layer that could support anaerobic organism? It happens on Earth...

Well Carl Sagan speculated on the subject (very dated now) https://youtu.be/KxwkZv4MAGY and http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1976ApJS...32..737S&data_type=PDF_HIGH&whole_paper=YES&type=PRINTER&filetype=.pdf

Here's a more recent paper speculating on life in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/atmospheric-habitable-zones-in-y-dwarf-atmospheres(a202e0eb-ebc7-43c8-a0b8-612453e9ee83).html which cites several other papers about gas giant studies.

 

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Moving to Mission Reports, since the OP's post was basically just illustrating a mission he did.

If anyone would like to have actual scientific discussion about the real-life (no pun intended) possibility of life on the sun or similar things, feel free to spin up a thread in Science & Spaceflight. :wink:

 

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