2014.07.04 【中译英】寻找地球之外的生命-1(10句)

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Astro_europa_<a userid='9640999' class='noline userface' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' href='http://bulo.hujiang.com/9640999/'>@2x</a>人類最古老的問題之一,也許在我們有生之年就能獲得解答:宇宙中只有我們嗎?

Are we alone in the universe? One of the most ancient question among history of humanity, may be answered within our short lives.

Are we the only ones throughout the universe?

撰文:麥可‧雷姆尼克 Michael D. Lemonick

Written by: Michael D. Lemonick

 

攝影:馬克‧希森 Mark Thiessen

Photographed by: Mark Thiessen

 

一個電子訊號從美國航太總署(NASA)位於加州帕薩迪納的噴射推進實驗室發射出去,傳到一台無人探測車上,這台車正攀附在阿拉斯加一座湖泊30公分厚的湖冰底下。

An electronic signal was launched out from the Jet propulsion Laboratory-NASA located in Pasadena, California, to an unmanned rover under a lake in Alaska, which is frozen for more than 30 cm thick.

 

車上的聚光燈開始發亮。

The spotlight on the car started to flicker

 

「成功了!」約翰.雷克提大嚷。

"We made it!" JohnLakety shouted

 

他是噴射推進實驗室的一個年輕工程師,正蜷縮在附近湖冰上的一頂帳棚內。這聽起來或許不是什麼驚天動地的科技成就,但卻有可能是朝探索一顆遙遠的衛星,踏出了第一小步。

He is a young fellow engineer in Jet Propulsion Laboratory, now sitting curled in a tent on top of lake ice nearby. This might not sound like an earth-shattering technology success, but, it is possibly the first step taken to explore a remote nature satellite.

 

往南走超過7000公里,在墨西哥一座位於地下超過15公尺處的漆黑洞穴內,地質微生物學家潘妮洛普.波斯頓正在深及小腿肚的泥水中涉水前進。

Marching south for more than 7000 km, in a dark cave beneath the ground for more than 15 m in Mexico, a geomicrobiologist named Penelope. Boston is wading forward in mud water reaching her calf at the moment.

 

與同行的其他科學家一樣,她也戴著工業級的呼吸器,並且帶了另一個備用氧氣瓶,以應付經常瀰漫在洞穴內的有毒硫化氫與一氧化碳氣體。突然間,她的頭燈照亮了一滴半透明的濃稠液體,它的形狀略長,正從剝落中的白堊質岩壁上緩緩滲出。

Like other fellow scientists coming along, she wore industrial respirator, along with another spare oxygen cylinder to deal with the often diffusing toxic gaseous Hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide. Suddenly, her headlight lit up a drop of translucent thick fluid-Its had an elongated shape, and was gradually leaking out from a spalling chalky rock wall.

 Its shape is a bit longer

「是不是很可愛?」她讚嘆道。

"Isn't it cute?" She exclaimed.

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