A new scientific paper by a NASA astrobiologist, Dr. Richard Hoover, has claimed that microfossils found in interior surfaces of two meteorites are indigenous to those meteors. He has concluded that the fossilized bacteria are not from Earth but are instead fossilized remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors. These could have been comets, moons, or other astral bodies.
As the Synopsis of the paper points out,
“the implications are that life is everywhere, and that life on Earth may have come from other planets”
An official statement from the Editorâ€“inâ€“Chief of the journal that published the paper, the Journal of Cosmology, has acknowledged that Dr. Richard Hoover is a highly respected scientist and astrobiologist with a prestigious record of accomplishment at NASA.
However, given the controversial nature of his discovery (and no doubt because of the massive implications for humanity), the journal has invited 100 experts and over 5000 scientists to review the paper and to offer critical analysis. They are going to publish commentaries, both pro and con. The journal maintains that no other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough analysis.
If this stands up to the wider analysis, it’s huge news for humanity. It could be “life Jim, but not as we know it”. Not only that, if it is confirmed that life on Earth may have come from elsewhere, that could change the way we view ourselves. It may turn out that life on Earth is an immigrant from another part of the universe.
Via Dot Earth.
Image of a collection of 100,000 stars, credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team.
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