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Use of Bioinformatics in Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

Garima Kachhara, Sangita Biswas, Sakshi Mundra, Vidhi Sharma, Naman Sharma, Shad Ali


Is there life form beyond earth? Since many decades, there has been curiosity in the quest for extraterrestrial life. Bioinformatics is the study of using computational methods to analyze biological data. Technical advancement like bioinformatics has helped in the search of life beyond Earth. Discovering extraterrestrial life forms will provide valuable insights into the evolution of life and the fundamental principles of biology. We may be able to learn more about the origins and evolution of life in the universe by examining the genetic makeup of extraterrestrial organisms. The main purpose of this article, is to discuss the potential use of bioinformatics in the analysis of extraterrestrial life forms which can help us to study how alien organisms have developed unique adaptations to survive in extreme environments, such as high radiation or low temperatures, and apply this information to enhance human evolution and technology. This information can aid in the study of evolution and technology for further future studies.


Bioinformatics, Extraterrestrial life, Astronomy, Space missions, celestial life

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