|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2003 - 09:09 pm:||
that last pic looks like the clear tentacle coming from Donnie Darko's chest in the movie......just goes to further my girlfriends theory that mushrooms are extra-planear in nature. I am not showing these to her.......
myco domesticus (Mycophil)
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2003 - 11:50 pm:||
love these pics
makes me long for a good microscope
Uda Kegg (Uda_Kegg)
|Posted on Friday, June 06, 2003 - 11:51 pm:||
thanks for all the nice comments
but honestly, any fool could have taken these photos, it's all down to the sophistication of the equipment
more soon, hopefully!
Ravn Teftin (Ravn)
|Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 02:58 am:||
Umm TwentyEyes, not to further promote your girlfriends theory, but a friend of mine claims spores have been found in space! Now I don't have a source, or any detail, but this guy is usually pretty reliable. Maybe I should hit google and see if the net has anything on it. After all, if it's on the internet, it must me true!
|Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 05:39 pm:||
You should post more of your microscopy work!
It's not often you see good pics of spores and hyphae on the boards!
|Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 07:18 pm:||
Ravn- yeah ever since she learned about sporulating creatures in school she has been silly about it. she thinks the hobby is cool but spores freak here out
I get a kick out of it but she insists they are not of this world. She will be a bigger fan of shrooms once she has tasted their flesh.....woo ha ha ha ha
|Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 01:27 pm:||
the only spores found so far in space have been from right here on earth, ones that have risen so high in the atmosphere they've floated away [microscopic particles aren't effected much by gravity].
and very few can survive the long term exposure to gamma rays. there is one species known, however, that can survive even a near nuclear blast, it's so good at repairing its' dna. but no one knows how it'd fare on a 100,000 year voyage to a nearby star system. the best odds would be for spores encased in a large comet or planetoid, where it'd be somewhat shielded from background radiation.
rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
|Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 01:37 pm:||
I gotta spawn me a comet.
|Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 10:34 pm:||
lol, comet tek
rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
|Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 03:18 pm:||
I have NASA working on it.
|Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 11:53 pm:||
what you need is a big enough impact here on earth's to splash some of earth's crust out into deep space, with enough velocity to escape the solar system. that would necessitate a pretty violent impact with pretty dismal consequences for the rest of us. but given that such events do occur from time to time, some theorize that biologic material from earth may very well have already seeded the local area.
or perhaps even the reverse occured, and earth itself acquired life from debris landing here from another source having undergone a similar impact eons ago.
who knows ?
anything seems possible.
|Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 05:51 pm:||
comets are responsible for bringing life to this planet:
|Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 05:58 pm:||
that's not yet a proven fact.
|Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 06:27 pm:||
true.. but no matter what brought life materials to earth, it is accepted as fact that all those materials are created from the lifcycle of stars.. regardless of how the material got here, we are all starchildren
|Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 01:54 pm:||
as was said,
we are stardust.