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Osmeterium The osmeterium is a defensive organ found in all papilionid larvae, in all stages.1 The organ is situated in the prothoracic segment and can be everted when the larva feels threatened. The everted organ resembles a fleshy forked tongue (not unlike a snake tongue), and this along with the large eye-like spots on the body might be used to startle ...


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Life would have to endure harsh conditions As the article states, a gas giant's atmosphere could indeed facilitate lifeforms, like extremophile bacteria to survive the conditions that exist in certain altitude bands. Unless all species have "extremophile" properties, this "goldylock" band, supporting your ecosystem, could be narrow. All ...


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Yes Exoplanets are now said to reside in a goldilock zone, when water will remain liquid on most of the planet, comparable to Earth. SF writers and popular science assume, that such a planet would be colonizable, because the average surface temperature would resemble Earth's. But it does not take temperature changes into account. Goldilock does not prove the ...


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First of all,Aliens will probably have diffrent vocal cords and eyes(most of them,i believe)so the idea that English could be a Lingua Franca is kinda naive..I'm almost certain (and i have reasons to believe it) that there are diffrent "inteligences",not just human inteligence.And diffrent instincts,so what follows:diffrent kind of logic. There are ...


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These creatures would have the ability to move through the fourth (or higher) dimensions in multiple directions. Explanation: When we think of moving through our 3-dimensional space, we think of the directions we can go, forward, back, left, right, up, down, barrel-roll, other rotations, etc. If a creature were able to move through other dimensions in the ...


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