The planets in our solar system are basically all on the same plane, all except for Pluto (dwarf planet) who’s plane is wacky. Here’s a good representation of the planet’s planetary orbits. As for Saturn’s rings, those are on the equator of Saturn, which I’m not sure is the same thing as a plane..
Here’s a helpful link explaining why most of the planets orbit on basically the same plane.
I hope this has helped! And don’t apologize for sounding ‘amateur’ (which you don’t), it’s good to ask questions :)
I don’t assume aliens are going to be human like, that’s why I said it’s coming from a human perspective. I’m not being ‘naive’ I just enjoy talking about these sort of things with my followers. It’s hard to do so, however, because I have so many followers which means a lot of opinions on the matter. These are simply discussions, nobody is worked up over anything?
I’ll be ending the alien discussion now. Sorry I can’t reply to everyone who left me things.
I mean, if we ever find a way to reach other intelligent life and go to their planet, what do you think humans are going to do over there?
Disregard their needs, consume resources, ‘check ya later’.
Of course, this is all coming from a human perspective. There can be intelligent life out there that isn’t selfish to their own needs. Perhaps they are just truly curious about other life. Human beings have a tendency to act like a parasite..is this a human being characteristic or an intelligent life characteristic?
I’m not sure if meeting aliens would be beneficial or destructive, there’s a lot of pros and cons to that situation..
Again, anythings possible.
Have you head of the Kardashev scale? Humans on Earth are almost a ‘Type I’ on the scale. I hope you find that interesting, I do :)
I definitely don’t think we’re alone in the universe but I also think that the universe is a big enough place, everything is bound to happen in one form or another. The universe is so big that there probably could be other ‘human’ like beings out there. I feel like their society would be radically different than ours though.
But if there are other intelligent life forms out there, I’m sure they think about other intelligent life out in space like we do. It’s only naturally to question our place and existence in this universe.
Thank you :)
Hours before their special news conference today, the cat is out of the bag: NASA has discovered a completely new life form that doesn’t share the biological building blocks of anything currently living in planet Earth. This changes everything.
At their conference today, NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce that they have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today. Instead of using phosphorus, the bacteria uses arsenic. All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same.
But not this one. This one is completely different. Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake, California, this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible. While she and other scientists theorized that this could be possible, this is the first discovery. The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in other planets that don’t have to be like planet Earth.
No details have been disclosed about the origin or nature of this new life form. We will know more today at 2pm EST but, while this life hasn’t been found in another planet, this discovery does indeed change everything we know about biology. I don’t know about you but I’ve not been so excited about a bacteria since my STD tests came back clean. And that’s without counting yesterday’s announcement on the discovery of a massive number of red dwarf stars, which may harbor trillion of Earths.
Why is this so surprising? I feel like the universe is a big enough place, anything and everything is bound to happen one way or another. You can’t stick basic rules to that..