A shocking new study reveals the possibility of the existence of alien life within the stars. This broadens the hunt for aliens, which was once limited to planets.
Researchers are suggesting that there is a "unique" form of life that evolves within a star. This concept is entirely different from how humans usually perceive the existence of life in the core of a star.
Can alien life be possible in the stars?
The Sun in our solar system is the nearest star to Earth and has a temperature of approximately 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius). Therefore, it is a wonder how any form of life could be possible within such stars.
It is as if they are like the extremophiles on Earth, which are living beings that can survive the harshest conditions the planet has to offer. A similar process might also be happening within stars.
The basic unit of life is the cell. Inside is the RNA and DNA, which are considered to be the key to life on Earth. RNA is the messenger molecules that deliver information from amino acids to genes, while DNA helps in decoding and carrying out that information.
In theory, the study suggests that cosmic strings of RNA and DNA could form in a star's core and self-replicate, which would allow for a unique version of life. The researchers published their study in the journal Letter in High Energy Physics.
According to Eugene Chudnovsky, a physicist from The City University of New York, the information stored in either RNA or DNA encodes the mechanism of replicating itself.
The massive formation of random RNA sequences must have preceded its emergence until a sequence was created that could self-replicate. Dr. Chudnovsky believes that the same process could be happening within the core of stars, which would lead to a stationary process of self-replication.
Theoretically speaking, life within a star could become more and more complex as the star lives for billions of years.
The researchers said that life would be an instantaneous spark of light in the darkness compared to the star. But what is important is that it produces more sparks before fading away to provide a long span of life to the species.
The complexity that involves the mutation of the species increases generation after generation. "Consequently, if lifetimes of self-replicating nuclear species are as short as lifetimes of many unstable composite nuclear objects are, they can quickly evolve toward enormous complexity," the researchers said.
Evolving Life Within the Stars Could Develop Intelligence
According to the researchers, life formed within the stars would eventually become so complex that it develops intelligence. Dr. Chudnovsky said that these life forms could already be in their spaceship traversing the cosmos.
Since these lifeforms would evolve so quickly, they could have the means and ways of exploring the universe beyond their stars as to how humans are currently doing. They also could have already established a way of communicating and traveling between the stars.
Dr. Chudnovsky added that it is fascinating to think that intelligent life in the universe exists, but that it is different from what we call human.
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