A wrinkle in light

Oddly, when looking at the spectrum from UGPSJ0722-05, there is an anomalous absorption line (i.e. a particular wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum that is missing) that cannot be explained by our current understanding of brown dwarfs. Perhaps the UKIRT has discovered a new breed of brown dwarf; a very cool object with some chemical in its atmosphere that absorbs infrared radiation at a wavelength of 1.25 micrometers.
Water ice absorptions at 2.0, 1.5, and 1.25 microns are noted in near-IR spectra of Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Iapetus, and Hyperion, and the weak 1.04-micron ice absorption,

Apparently this data is available, somewhere , the problem is organizing it to get the meaning.

I see the biggest problem with space is the idea that matter must be moved in its current form to a remote place. That is an interesting and foolish idea, but certainly fits the psychology of the organism. As technology grows and it is possible to communicate and control at a distance it is absurd to consider moving life which is tuned to a specific environment into an environment that is totally hostile.

I don't know what is to be gained by having a person kept alive in a capsule on the surface of some distant inhospitable planet. It is perhaps the concept that the human neural capabilities must be present and that intelligence cannot be projected. That is not the case. Analytical talent can be incorporated in many mechanisms. It is communication, effectiveness, and intelligence which extend the scope of a person. If that extension is self replicating and symbiotic to the other parts of the system it does function as a life. A person is a collection of sorts and I don't think that it could be considered to be bounded by a 3D box even. It is the assumption that its form is dependent on a chemical substrate, which is not necessarily the case.

The total of the system is so vastly complex that it is obvious that many things are going on down under the sea between the stars and galaxies.

We do not live in the sea, in fact we live on a thin slice of land , while life in the sea lives in three dimensions. It would seem that life in the sea would encompass thousands of times the complexity of land life. I am quite sure that we have not even begun to reveal what possibilities lie in waiting in the sea or the seas between the stars.


Joanne Amos said...

That was well said. It would be hard to explain life, space and the 3D Sea Life but I like what you wrote because it made me think. Thank you.

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