Evidence of Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

Evidence of Life Elsewhere in the Universe? image ALH84001 structures 300x202NASA scientists claim to have discovered evidence of alien life on a meteorite that fell to Earth.

Astrobiologist Richard Hoover has released a report in the March issue of the Journal of Cosmology indicating that his team has found what is assumed to be fossilized alien microbes on a sample of meteorite. Hoover is confident. He has challenged thousands of scientists to review or dispute his work. The findings of the other scientists will be published alongside his official report in coming months.

This discovery, if confirmed, would strongly support one theory of how exactly life on Earth got started in the first place.This theory, called panspermia, involves life jumping from one planet to another by hitching a ride on a meteorite.

This isn’t the first time a discovery like this has been purported. In the past, announcements like this have been extremely difficult to confirm in the scientific community. Discoveries of what appear to be microbes have been found on samples of rock from other meteorites as well as from the surface of Mars, and these assertions have been met with much skepticism in the scientific community.

Hoover seems confident in his discovery, but it will take months or perhaps even years of study and analysis to confirm or deny what he claims to have found. If these are indeed alien microbes the implications would be far reaching. It would spur both new questions and new answers to the mystery of life in the universe.

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  • paul titterington says:

    Why all the rush by joe-public to accept the claim that life exists on 1 in 1 million planets/stars when theres also a mathatical possiblity that there is only 1 chance in 1022 to 1024 of intelligent life on other planets?

    In other words: Perhaps there is only ONE planet in 70 thousand million million million (70 sextillion or 7 × 1022) stars in the Universe?. – In other words: we are unique.

    The best estimates suggest that there are at least 70 thousand million million million (70 sextillion or 7 × 1022) stars in the Universe.

    http://newearthplanets.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/how-many-stars-are-there-in-universe.html

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