Alive and Living
This page contains answers to questions that have to do with life in the
Universe. They explore life on Earth and the prospect
of life in places other than Earth!
Click on a topic to see our "Quickie" questions archive or scroll down for more in-depth answers.
Quickie Alive and Living
In-depth questions and answers
Do you think there might be life on other planets?
What would life be like if humans lived on Mars?
Do different parts of the body demonstrate different degrees of two-point discrimination?
What lifeform could live on Jupiter or Mars?
What is the climate like in the desert? What
kinds of life can you find there? How do they handle the conditions in
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