Aliens | Extraterrestrials

Aliens are extraterrestrials. Extraterrestrials is the word given to entities that are not from Earth, but are from a different place in the Universe, from a different solar system or planet. Earth has been trying to get in touch with aliens for many years, and has organizations like NASA who beam out signals trying to talk to find other life. But so far, there hasn’t been much luck. Aliens have been popularized a great deal in film and television. They have been reimagined as both terrifying flesh eating monsters, like in the film Alien, or as quite cute and friendly, like in the film ET.

What is an alien?

An alien refers to being of extraterrestrial life that does not come from planet Earth. In science fiction aliens typically come from other planets. An alien can also be considered a visitor from outer space. Aliens can range from simple forms of life to beings that belong to civilizations are more advanced than human society on Earth. The science of extraterrestrial life in all forms is known as astrobiology.

Why do we search for extraterrestrial life?

We continue to search for extraterrestrial life because it is one of the biggest questions of all humanity. It is also a way to move society forward. If we do find extraterrestrial life it will be a moment always remembered and will allow us to understand more about nature and humankind. Finding extraterrestrial life will become the equivalent of the moon landing and will inspire the next generations to go into the technology field.

What is the Zoo Hypothesis?

The Zoo Hypothesis speculates the behavior and existence of extraterrestrial life and the reasons that they may avoid contacting Earth. This hypothesis claims that aliens are intentionally avoiding Earth and communication with humans. One of the main interpretations is that they do so to allow natural evolution, sociocultural development, avoid interplanetary contamination, and just observe Earth. Aliens might want to contact humans once society has passed a certain technological, political, or ethical standard.

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Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar, also known as Gial Ackbar, is a fictional commander in the Rebel Alliance in the Star Wars movies. His quick thinking and wartime strategy saved the rebels in the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance successfully destroyed the second Death Star. He is loyal to the rebel cause and to Leia Organa and serves the rebels from the Clone Wars through the last trilogy. As a member of the Mon Calamari species, he is amphibious and can breath both underwater and on land. He is most known for his line “It’s a trap” in Return of the Jedi.

Admiral Ackbar, portrayed by Tim Rose, is 5'11" (1.81 m) tall.

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Admiral Ackbar, also known as Gial Ackbar, is a fictional commander in the Rebel Alliance in the Star Wars movies. His quick thinking and wartime strategy saved the rebels in the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance successfully destroyed the second Death Star.

Admiral Ackbar, portrayed by Tim Rose, is 5'11" (1.81 m) tall.

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Tim Rose
First Appearance
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)

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Admiral Ackbar front, side, front (posing)

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Rocket Raccoon
Pair of dimensioned illustrations of Rocket Raccoon standing alone and with a large weapon

Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically a core member of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon possesses the enhanced speed, sight and climbing abilities of an Earth raccoon in conjunction with being a brilliant strategist and pilot. Rocket was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Preview #7 in Summer 1976.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics and is typically a core member of the superhero team the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
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Name: Rocket Raccoon
Height: 3’1” | .95 m (MCU); 4’ | 1.22 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Powers: Starship aviator and engineer; marksman and hand-to-hand combat; field commander and tactician; attributes of an Earth raccoon

First Appearance
1976

Drawings include:
Rocket Raccoon standing (passive), standing (weapon), standing (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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Thanos
Drawings of Thanos standing with the Infinity Gauntlet with measurements for height

Thanos, also known as the Mad Titan, is a powerful galactic supervillain that appears in Marvel Comics. A son of the Eternals with Deviant genes, Thanos possesses some of strongest natural superhuman powers and abilities in the galaxy which he pairs with his genius as a tactician and immortal being. Thanos was first introduced by Marvel in The Invincible Iron Man #55 in February, 1973.

Thanos has a height of 8’3” (2.52 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’7” (2.01 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thanos in battle action with the Infinity Gauntlet
Thanos, also known as the Mad Titan, is one of the most powerful galactic supervillains that appears in Marvel Comics. A son of the Eternals with Deviant genes, Thanos possesses some of strongest natural superhuman powers and abilities in the galaxy

Thanos has a height of 8’3” (2.52 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’7” (2.01 m) in the comics.

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Name: Thanos
Height: 8’3” | 2.52 m (MCU); 6’7” | 2.01 m (Comics)
First Appearance: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Powers: Superhuman physiology of Eternals granting strength, speed, durability, agility, longevity; genius tactician; plasma energy projection

First Appearance
1973

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Thanos standing (passive), standing (gauntlet), standing (fighting), crouch (fighting)

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Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s. She knows more than she usually lets on, and thus offers Rey guidance where she can, as well as giving Rey Luke’s lightsaber. She’s quick with a blaster and doesn’t back down from a fight. More than a thousand years old, she is the oldest being in the Star Wars franchise, usurping Yoda who was the previous record holder.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Maz Kanata measured with overall height
Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

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Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

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Maz Kanata front, side, front (looking)

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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks is the beloved, hated, and loved-to-hate sidekick of Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. A fictional Gungan, he is awkward and an outcast on Naboo. After moving to the capital and becoming a representative for his people in the Senate, he is manipulated by Senators and others to help them achieve power, most notably being an important pawn in Palpatine’s plan to be named Emperor. He is known for his warped and slurred speech patterns and his lisp, introducing himself with “misa Jar Jar Binks” and constantly swapping letters in words.

Jar Jar Binks, portrayed by Ahmed Best, is 6’5” (1.96 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Jar Jar Binks measured with overall height
Jar Jar Binks is the beloved, hated, and loved-to-hate sidekick of Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. A fictional Gungan, he is awkward and an outcast on Naboo. He is known for his warped and slurred speech patterns and his lisp, and constantly swapping letters in words.

Jar Jar Binks, portrayed by Ahmed Best, is 6’5” (1.96 m) tall.

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Ahmed Best
First Appearance
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

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Jar Jar Binks front (waving), side (walking), falling over

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