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Message 1084363 - Posted: 6 Mar 2011, 16:28:46 UTC

NASA scientist finds evidence of alien life
http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/nasascientistfindsevidenceofalienlife
Journal of Cosmology
Aliens exist, and we have proof.
That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
“I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover, who has spent more than 10 years studying meteorites around the world, told FoxNews.com in an interview. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.”
Hoover discovered the fossils by breaking apart the CI1 meteorite, and analyzing the exposed rock with a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to detect any fossil remains. What he found were fossils of micro-organisms, many of which he says are strikingly similar to those found on our own planet.
“The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” said Hoover. Some of the fossils, however, are quite odd. “There are some that are just very strange and don’t look like anything that I’ve been able to identify, and I’ve shown them to many other experts that have also come up stump.”
In order to satisfy the inevitable hoard of buzz-killing skeptics, Hoover’s study and evidence were made available to his peers in the scientific community in advance of the study’s publications, giving them a chance to thoroughly dissect his findings. Comments from those who decided to sift through the evidence will be published online, alongside the study.
“Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5,000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis,” writes Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist Dr. Rudy Schild, who serves as the Journal of Cosmology’s editor-in-chief. “No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting, and never before in the history of science has the scientific community been given the opportunity to critically analyze an important research paper before it is published.”
Needless to say, if Hoover's conclusions are found to be accurate, the implications for human life will be staggering. Here's to hoping that he's right.
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Message 1084431 - Posted: 6 Mar 2011, 20:08:20 UTC

I hope this time it is proven fact. This news was just as exciting as when in 1995 they discovered the first extrasolar planet. :)

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Message 1084438 - Posted: 6 Mar 2011, 20:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 1084431.

A few years ago there was a similar claim made about a meteorite that supposedly had it's origins on Mars. There appeared to be remnants of threadlike bacilli fossils. Scientists could not agree however and it was shown that normal chemical processes could produce similar structures or formations in the rock.

It would be important, to be sure, to find out without any doubt. I could easily believe that bacteria-like life exists now in Martian caves or in underground caverns, and that there could be fossils of plant life eventually found.

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Message 1084643 - Posted: 7 Mar 2011, 14:43:01 UTC

The new supposed bacterial fossils have at least one telling advantage over those alleged to have come from Mars. They are within the size range of known bacteria. The Mars 'fossils' were between 1/10 and 1/50 the size of the smaller bacteria. Although the Mars bacteria still have scientific backers, it is considered unlikely by most biologists that the features necessary to a bacterium could be housed in such small objects. Michael

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Message 1085766 - Posted: 10 Mar 2011, 17:55:34 UTC - in response to Message 1084438.

Agree, very tricky for someone to come out and say, alien life found on a meteorite. Once meteorites hit the ground, they are prone to becterial contamination, and scientist(s) can come to the assumption of that bacteria be alien.

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Message 1087488 - Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 19:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 1085766.

These guys that isolated this sample of unearthly type of microrgaism. They sat on this discovery for quite some time before it could be announced. Mind you this sample was from the center of the meterorite Cl1. It was not discovered until the meteor was sliced in half. To me it looks like a hydra organism.

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Message 1087967 - Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 3:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 1087488.

however that meteorite was laying on earth for a long time, while there, bacteriums could have contaminated it.

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Message 1088299 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 2:04:49 UTC - in response to Message 1087967.

They are fossilized so that dont make sense.

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Message 1088323 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 3:38:59 UTC - in response to Message 1087967.

however that meteorite was laying on earth for a long time, while there, bacteriums could have contaminated it.

If you read the report, you would see that three where the evidence was found were observed by humans as they fell and all after 1800. Rather short time for fossils to appear and for bacteria to get to the center of the rock and be bacteria that don't show up as known on earth type. Especially as these rocks have spent their time inside labs since shortly after they fell.

None of this rules out some non life method of deposition.

Just plain interesting.

Let's see what others find in the rocks.


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