(ORDO NEWS) — Absolutely all programs to search for extraterrestrial life are aimed at studying exoplanets that are in many ways similar or once in the distant past were similar to Earth.
However, physicists Luis Ancordochi and Evgeny Chudnovsky from the City University of New York consider this approach irrational, depriving us of a coherent picture of the world order.
Life, in their opinion, can have completely bizarre forms and even live, for example, in the depths of stars. By the way, our Sun is also a star…
The authors of the study do not claim that highly advanced alien civilizations are hiding inside the stars, but they do not rule out the possibility that “something” can live there, leaving behind offspring before being destroyed by heat and pressure.
Sure, the study is largely speculative, but it expands the search for extraterrestrial life.
If we really want to find “brothers in mind”, then we must consider various options and recognize the impossible, which does not fit in our head.
Strange extraterrestrial life
According to the hypothesis of Ankordoka and Chudnovsky, life in the interiors of stars can be based not on DNA, like life on Earth, but, for example, on monopole particles – elementary particles with one magnetic pole, which are able to quickly form massive structures and reproduce themselves.
This may well provide something like genetic mutations without the involvement of DNA, which will assign new traits to offspring, perhaps even before the appearance of intelligence.
“Compared to the lifetime of a star, its lifetime is an instantaneous spark of light in the dark.
The important thing is that such a spark has time to generate even more sparks before dying out, thereby ensuring the long life of the species,” the researchers write.
“The complexity that develops through mutation and natural selection increases with the number of generations that have passed.
Therefore, if the lifetime of self-replicating nuclear species is as short as the lifetime of many unstable composite nuclear objects, they can rapidly evolve towards great complexity.”
Hypothetically speaking, it’s possible that such a life form could develop intelligence and perhaps even some serious intelligence, says Chudnovsky.
The authors of the study believe that the hypothetical inhabitants of the interior of stars should be looked for inside those luminaries that cool and dim anomalously quickly.
The strange behavior of a star can be explained by the inextinguishable activity of strange life, “feeding” on the thermonuclear energy that surrounds it.
What such a view would look like is a feast for the imagination. But we don’t need to know what they look like to look for signs of their presence.
Because such organisms would use some of the host star’s energy to survive and proliferate, stars that appear to cool faster than stellar models can explain could be carriers of what researchers call “nuclear life.”
Several such stars have already been observed, and their slightly accelerated cooling is still a mystery. Stars that go out unevenly without explanation can also be a good place to look – for example, EPIC 249706694.
The researchers are careful to note that associating these stars with nuclear life would be too difficult. But there are interesting anomalies. And interesting possibilities too.
“The universe could be saturated with life that is so different from life on Earth that we can’t even determine its existence,” the scientists add.
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