Incredible 3D images show what aliens really look like… and it’s not what you might expect
SCIENTISTS have revealed what aliens really look like, and the extraterrestrial beings are nothing like we typically imagine.
Whilst the Sci-Fi depiction of aliens tends to feature grey skin, a big head and humanoid features, the reality couldn’t be more different.
The Daily Star reports that Dr Brian Choo, from the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University in Australia, is determined to correct the way we think about aliens.
Working with artist Steven Grice, Dr Choo has created a series of incredible 3D images which depict a more realistic type of alien life.
The designs showcase the features which alien creatures would need to survive on dwarf planets, which Nasa believes could support life.
The amphibian creatures would need to survive in barren conditions, with Dr Choo predicting that plants would be scarce on these primitive worlds.
Aliens would adapt to the punishing conditions by evolving a protective shell to shield them from the sun’s intense heat, along with transparent skin which could capture light for energy.
Strong front legs would allow these strange creatures to burrow into the ground in search of food, with a mouth beneath its head to graze on plants growing on the planet’s surface.
Dr Choo told the Star: “This odd creature grazes on low growing lichen-like vegetation and digs for buried tubers.
“The low-slung body and armoured carapace permit it to forage during the blistering windstorms that scour surface.
“The paddle-like tail and vestigial fins betray an aquatic larval stage in the cool lakes at the edge of the melting dark-zone glaciers.”