We dream, we listen, we look. We hope that maybe one day we will discover life out in the universe — something we can talk to or at least something fascinatingly different to look at.
Meanwhile, right here — right where we live — are creatures so extraordinarily spooky in landscapes so deeply strange they might as well be on the Planet Zantar. These critters could easily pass as extraterrestrials. They don't look Earth-like. But they are.
Here, courtesy of the BBC, are enormous worms and candy-colored sea stars having lunch:
This comes from David Attenborough's special Life on BBC 4. Life is from the makers of the Planet Earth series, and will air on the Discovery Channel in late March.
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