Sirius Sagan

Sirius Sagan
A shirtless male character of mine who has big breasts.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gas Giant Life Vs Planet Core Life / Cloverfield Vs Sando Aqua Monster

Hello this is Project Orion II's Chief Designer, and the topic of this post will be imaginary but possible life forms that would inhabit the atmospheres of gas giants.  My hero, astronomer Carl Edward Sagan along with a colleague, physicist E.E. Salpeter were two of the first people to speculate about the possibility of life in the atmospheres of planets like Jupiter and did so in 1976.  Physics and chemistry permit such lifeforms  inhabiting gas giants, art presents them with a certain reality and charm, but nature does not have to follow speculations.

However before I get started, let me tell you about a habitat and a life form that physics and chemistry totally forbid.  I will talk about the asinine underwater scene in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (TPM).  Just  before the atrocious scene, the Gungan leader Boss Nass said this cheat line to Quin-Gonn Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Da speediest way to da Naboo is through da planet core!"  I am NOT joking, Boss Nass really meant it, some TPM fans may try to move the goalposts on me by just saying that they went around the core in underwater caves below the entire crust of the planet, but even that falls flat on its face when placed under close scrutiny.  Water is a lot less dense than rock; therefore, rock always sinks in water.  Naboo is a rocky planet like Earth and has a rocky crust too, so logic and physics clearly state that the interior structure of Naboo sucks.  If Colo Claw Fish are real which I believe chances are that they do actually exist, they would live above the basalt oceanic crust of their home world, NOT in the planet core as TPM would have us believe.  Oceanic crust which is made of basalt is denser than continental crust which is made of granite, and that is exactly why it is oceanic crust, not continental crust that gets subducted in subduction zones.  The Naboo planet core nonsense ignores the engine that drives habitable rocky planets, plate tectonics.  Here is a picture of how Earth is structured.  Although no other planet will be identical to Earth, every planet will obey the exact same laws of physics as Earth does.  That is because everywhere in the cosmos, the same laws of physics are observed and obeyed!

Interior of Earth
Now I will talk about the one alien sea animal that really irks me about the TPM underwater scene, a feline marine mammal known as the Sando Aqua Monster.  The Sando Aqua Monster sometimes is the roughly the same size as the Orion II Starship.  Male Sando Aqua Monsters can grow to between 160-200 meters in total body length, female Sando Aqua Monsters only grow to 150 meters in total body length.  The average Sando Aqua Monster is 160 meters in total body length, which is 30 meters shorter than the 190 meter Project Orion II interstellar spacecraft.  The one part in particular that bothers me the most in the entire TPM film is when the second Sando Aqua Monster tortured and then ate a Colo Claw Fish.  The fact that the film GLORIFIED this sadistic act in the name of saving the two Jedi and Jar Jar Binks in the Bongo is what really infuriates me the most about this scene.  There are other aspects besides eating Colo Claw Fish that upset me about Sando Aqua Monsters, they are insensitive, they are bullies, they thrive on handwavium, they attack reason, they attack physics, and they represent my deepest fears of losing what I hold dear.
Sando Aqua Monster (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
A Cloverfield Leviathan: A Sando Aqua Monster's predator (Cloverfield)
In the following video, I explain exactly why the Manhattan devastating leviathan from Cloverfield can destroy the Sando Aqua Monster.

The next video proves that Clover is an infant despite being TWICE the size of a Sando Aqua Monster.

Now I will go back to the topic of possible life forms to populate gas giants, I will return to what I discussed earlier when I mentioned  that Carl Sagan and E.E. Salpeter at Cornell University came up with possible life for gas giants via some mathematical calculations.  The Jovian "floaters" and "hunters" as illustrated by a scientific artist renowned for his vivid realism are seen in Carl Sagan's landmark book and series called Cosmos which came out in 1980.  These life forms are discussed in the conclusion of Chapter/Episode 2 of Cosmos called One Voice In The Cosmic Fugue.  They started out by talking about small life forms called "sinkers" which are eventually carried down and fried.  Floaters are vast living balloons that are kilometers across; enormously larger than any Sando Aqua Monster ever would be, beings the size of cities.  The floaters are  neutrally buoyant in the atmospheres of gas giants and can consume organic molecules in the atmosphere  or make their own food with sunlight.  The floaters are imagined to be in vast herd for as far  as the eye can see with camouflage patterns on their skin.  Hunters are fast and maneuverable and feast on the floaters both for their organic molecules and store of pure hydrogen.  There cannot be very many hunters because they would perish if they dine on all of the floaters.  Hollow sinkers would evolve into the first floaters while self propelled floaters evolve into the first hunters.

Jupiter Floaters and hunters (Cosmos Chapter/Episode 2: One Voice In The Cosmic Fugue)

Jupiter Floaters (Cosmos Chapter/Episode 2: One  Voice In The Cosmic Fugue)

Jupiter  Hunters (Cosmos Chapter/Episode 2: One Voice In The Cosmic Fugue)
There are others besides Carl Sagan and Salpeter who speculated about possible life forms to inhabit the atmospheres of gas giants, such as astronomer Terence Dickinson and physicist Stephen Hawking.  Terence Dickinson had a couple of pages in his book called Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide For Earthlings talking about atmospheric life on gas giants.  In the foreground was a large over half kilometer long denizen known as an aerial whale which was referred to as "the Guide".  Aerial whales don't have limbs but they are very intelligent, both much larger than and smarter than Sando Aqua Monsters.  Aerial whales carry intelligent tiny crablike creatures that perform various housekeeping duties in their bodies are are in turned provided with free transportation.  In the background are two 40 kilometer tall light bulb shaped floating cities that also serve as spaceports that bob up and down.  This is to better facilitate the launch of a spacecraft by having  the top pierce the stratosphere while the bottom remains available for commuter traffic.  The slits behind  the eyes of the Guide are its ears, the openings where the ears should  be are actually vocal boxes that unleash a deafening roar, the Guide's mouth is a huge jet intake valve to jet propel the leviathan through the atmosphere of the gas giant.  When at rest, the Guide floats like a balloon, Aerial Whales are neutrally buoyant.  The pumpkin-shaped floaters are envisioned by Stephen Hawking and may feed on the lightning storms that constantly rage on gas giants.

The Guide (Extraterrestrials: A Field Guide For Earthlings)
Jupiter Floaters (Stephen Hawking's Into The Universe)
If life forms that live in the atmospheres of gas giants are possible, it would show how tenacious life can really be in the cosmos.  However, this does not excuse violating the laws of physics.  To say that life on Earth is the only life in the universe is inexcusably big-headed because 1) the universe is so vast and 2) organic matter is abundant throughout the cosmos.  The Guide can easily knock out the Sando Aqua Monster with its deafening roar from those two vocal boxes!  Jupiter Floaters can crush Sando Aqua Monsters like insects.  Stephen Hawkins' Floaters thrive in constant lightning while a Sando Aqua Monster would perish in lightning.  Jupiter Hunters can swoop and swallow Sando Aqua Monsters whole!   Gas Giant Life is victorious over planet core life on all fronts, this is in fact a shut out where planet core life such as Sando Aqua Monsters have their score end at ZERO while gas giant life such as Jupiter Floaters actually score points!  The Guide will befriend the sexy effeminate Colo Claw Fish and all hail to the glorious dodecahedron!

Back Story: From Sunday March 21 to Sunday, August 8, 1999 for twenty weeks, my Orion II was taken away in an attempt to foist Star Wars onto me.  In April 1999, I got fascinated with the Jupiter Floaters and Hunters and by the end  of that month the people around me took away my floaters as part of the aforementioned effort to get me to like Star Wars by stripping me of all of my defenses.  Then on Saturday, May 22, 1999, I saw TPM for the first time in theaters and my subconscious was upset with the underwater scene and this feeling was suppressed until Saturday, March 20, 2004.  This having the Jupiter Floaters taken away only to be exposed to the Sando Aqua Monster is what really made me so angry.  Had I not had my Jupiter Floaters and/or did not have my Orion II taken away, I would have taken Colo Claw Fish under my wing in my mind without even mentioning Sando Aqua Monsters, even in jest.
Colo Claw Fish

The Dodecahedron
Please watch the above video to further understand how I feel on this topic.  Then watch the video below for information on my Colo Claw Fish & Project Orion II Psychological Unity.

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