I have just read What elements are a possible basis for life? and I find myself wondering whether instead of seeking advanced life-forms at remote locales a La SETI, and perhaps fundamentally differently, we ought to be looking for similar microscopic life forms on comets that pass off-and-on.
Granted, a comet may be near absolute 0 for a lot of the time, but microscopic life-forms are known to be capable of surviving lean periods by using a cyst, for instance. As far as the rest is concerned, comets probably contain some amount of ice, and hence water, too. Similarly a comet's sprint around the sun could provide some limited amount of gravity/mass too.
So, should we be looking for life on comets?