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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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

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Rocket Raccoon standing (passive), standing (weapon), standing (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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General Grievous
Collection of drawings of General Grievous measured with overall height

General Grievous is a fictional Jedi hunter and military strategist for the Separatist military during the clone wars in the Star Wars movies and their franchise. He is an intimidating figure and his body itself is a weapon, the technology adapting to his needs. Always knowing when to cut his losses, Grievous is willing to run from a fight to save his own skin, a tactic that saves him more than once. General Grievous is known for his iconic skull-like head, and techno-organic figure, as well as his proficiency wielding as many as four lightsabers at once.

General Grievous, voiced by Matthew Wood, is 7 foot 1 inch (2.16 m) tall.

General Grievous is a fictional Jedi hunter and military strategist for the Separatist military during the clone wars in the Star Wars movies and their franchise. He is an intimidating figure and his body itself is a weapon, the technology adapting to his needs.

General Grievous, voiced by Matthew Wood, is 7 foot 1 inch (2.16 m) tall.

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First Appearance
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

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General Grievous front (standing), fighting (front)

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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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Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda, also known as The Child, is a baby alien of unknown origin and of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda within the Star Wars universe television series, The Mandalorian. Though young and adorable, Baby Yoda has demonstrated powerful force abilities and is sought after by clients with ties to the fallen Empire. Baby Yoda is protected by the Mandalorian, who has taken on the role of a reluctant father figure for him.

Baby Yoda, based on dimensioned analysis taken from The Mandalorian, is 16” (40.5 cm) tall.

Collection of drawings of Baby Yoda measured with overall height
Baby Yoda, also known as The Child, is a baby alien of unknown origin and of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda within the Star Wars universe television series, The Mandalorian. Though young and adorable, Baby Yoda has demonstrated force abilities and is sought by clients with ties to the Empire.

Baby Yoda, based on dimensioned analysis taken from The Mandalorian, is 16” (40.5 cm) tall.

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2019 (The Mandalorian)

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Baby Yoda front (standing), front (soup), sitting, cradle pod (side), cradle pod (front)

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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.

Series of elevation drawings of Admiral Ackbar in multiple poses and measured with overall height
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.

Series of elevation drawings of Admiral Ackbar in multiple poses and measured with overall height
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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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