we will use our newly acquired knowledge to hypothesize what “aliens” may look like and be composed of. See the following description.
“In the year 2537, the countries of the world mounted an expedition to the recently discovered planet Gidora. Gidora sits in the “Goldilocks” zone of the Zebit galaxy. Preliminary analysis of Gidora revealed similar atmospheric conditions, however, it appears that the temperature is much colder at an average of 2C, as opposed to Earth’s 14C. In addition, it has been observed that Gidora’s rotation is much slower, leading to much longer days and nights. Thermal imaging revealed that the “aliens” are migrative and move in conjunction with the night to remain in the near complete darkness. Structural analysis reveals complex structures and vessels, but no evidence of industrial carbon emissions. This leads us to believe that the “aliens” are highly intelligent beings. Blurry drone imaging revealed an upright quadriped that also had four arms, with no obvious visual organs or mouth. Most peculiar, we cannot determine any evidence of a food source.”
Before we prepare a manned mission to Gidora, we must first try to understand the “aliens.” Let’s consider the facts.
- Live in a near freezing environment and migrate within it. Why?
- Are highly intelligent as they are generally industrialized, but have no pollution. Where do the emissions go?
- Stand upright, have four legs, and four arms. What would be the function of this anatomical makeup? What must the terrain be like?
- Cannot see and have no mouth. Why do they not have eyes and what do they eat? Do they even eat?
Based on this description, postulate the general anatomical and physiological makeup of these aliens and describe the purpose of each feature. Hypothesize the evolution of these features and their relevance to the everyday life of the alien.
Abstract (30%)- A drawing of the proposed alien with labeled anatomical features. 150 word abstract describing the drawing.
Type of assignment: Essay