Design an alien with Ben 10

Design an alien with Ben 10

Somewhere on the internet, aliens are taking over.

On the Ben 10 Alien Maker website, millions of aliens have been designed and uploaded. It's your job to design the universe's ultimate alien.

Aliens might exist. There are billions of planets in our universe and we haven't explored them all. Most of the aliens on Ben 10 have lots of arms or wings, a long tail and scary teeth!

Ben 10 alien

Ben 10 alien

Will real aliens be scary with lots of wings? Probably not. Scientists think that if aliens do exist, they're likely to be small and bacteria-like. That's not as exciting as the Ben 10 aliens! But it would still be exciting to find life out there in space.

Conditions for extraterrestrial folks are hostile. We're lucky on Earth - we have lots of water and are at just the right temperature - perfect conditions for life. So far, astronomers haven't found another planet like this. If aliens are out there, they'll have to cope with some pretty extreme conditions. Maybe they'll look like these weird creatures that live under the ocean:

It looks like it could be on another planet, but it's actually down at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.  Animals and bacteria under the ocean can cope with little sunlight and very hot temperatures.

Planets in our universe often experience extreme conditions - very hot, or very cold, or atmospheres that would be toxic to us. Maybe aliens will look like the animals at the bottom of our oceans. What do you think aliens will look like?

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