Alien Life Found on Meteorite, Claims NASA Scientist

Alien Life?Seems like NASA scientists have lately been making huge announcements (recall the claim a new form of Earth-bound life in December. While the potential of alien bacterial life may seem unglamorous to many, it may put Stephen Hawking’s mind at ease. CBS News:

In what’s sure to rekindle the debate over the question of life beyond Earth, a scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center says he has fossil evidence of bacterial life inside of a rare class of meteorites.

Writing in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology, Richard B. Hoover argues that an examination of a collection of 9 meteorites — called CI1 carbonaceous meteorites mdash; contain “indigenous fossils” of bacterial life.

“The complex filaments found embedded in the CI1 carbonaceous meteorites represent the remains of indigenous microfossils of cyanobacteria, ” according to Hoover. That matter-of-fact sentence also underscores the shout-out-loud implication that the detection of fossils of cyanobacteria in the CI1 meteorites raises the possibility of life on comets. And Hoover does not shy away from offering that very conclusion.

Skeptics will doubtless weigh in soon with questions. Still, Hoover’s proposition may have stirred more controversy several years ago. More recently, though, some scientists have suggested that meteors and comets slamming into the Earth brought with them the very integuments of life, including water and a host of complex organic chemicals. If he’s right, Hoover may have evidence to support that theory. He argues that the complex filaments he found embedded in the meteors are micro-fossils of extraterrestrial life forms that existed on the meteorites a long time ago prior to the meteorites’ entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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  • Fantomas

    It starts with this and ends with major world governments disclosing the fact that we have been visited by sentient extraterrestrials. Its just a stepping stone.

    • TennesseeCyberian

      It also means that our extraterrestrial visitors most likely carry hand sanitizer.

      • Artor

        Wouldn’t that more likely be pseudopod sanitizer?

    • smooth_operator

      I can only see that happening in the face of undeniable proof. I just don’t think governments are going up to give their power quite that easily.

  • Fantomas

    It starts with this and ends with major world governments disclosing the fact that we have been visited by sentient extraterrestrials. Its just a stepping stone.

  • Supergrover

    couldn’t agree more…

  • Supergrover

    couldn’t agree more…

  • JoJoDancer

    It also means that our extraterrestrial visitors most likely carry hand sanitizer.

  • Anonymous

    I can only see that happening in the face of undeniable proof. I just don’t think governments are going up to give their power quite that easily.

  • Gregory

    But the alien life was put there to test our faith by Yahweh, just like he did with the fossils and stuff.

  • Gregory

    But the alien life was put there to test our faith by Yahweh, just like he did with the fossils and stuff.

  • Hadrian999

    I swear I saw that in a Godzilla movie

  • Hadrian999

    I swear I saw that in a Godzilla movie

    • DeepCough

      Wait, wasn’t that in the Cloverfield movie?

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        Godzilla + shaky,dark, unfocused camera = Cloverfield

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t that more likely be pseudopod sanitizer?

  • WhiteRose

    Don’t people have more important things to worry about?

  • WhiteRose

    Don’t people have more important things to worry about?

    • Andrew

      Worry? I find this interesting, but it doesn’t worry me in the slightest.

  • Andrew

    Worry? I find this interesting, but it doesn’t worry me in the slightest.

  • DeepCough

    Wait, wasn’t that in the Cloverfield movie?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Godzilla + shaky,dark, unfocused camera = Cloverfield

  • Anonymous

    Yawn… it’s 1996 all over again. David McKay claimed that meteorite ALH 84001 contained fossil bacteria, but it was later proven that the structures could be formed by heat, for instance when entering a planet’s atmosphere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Hills_84001

  • Tchoutoye

    Yawn… it’s 1996 all over again. David McKay claimed that meteorite ALH 84001 contained fossil bacteria, but it was later proven that the structures could be formed by heat, for instance when entering a planet’s atmosphere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Hills_84001

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