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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24 Comments on "Alien Life Found on Meteorite, Claims NASA Scientist"

  1. Fantomas | Mar 6, 2011 at 1:41 am |

    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.

  2. Fantomas | Mar 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm |

    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 | Mar 6, 2011 at 2:08 am |

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

    • smooth_operator | Mar 6, 2011 at 6:26 am |

      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.

  3. Supergrover | Mar 6, 2011 at 1:52 am |

    couldn’t agree more…

  4. Supergrover | Mar 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm |

    couldn’t agree more…

  5. JoJoDancer | Mar 6, 2011 at 6:08 am |

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

  6. Anonymous | Mar 6, 2011 at 10:26 am |

    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.

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

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

  9. Hadrian999 | Mar 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm |

    I swear I saw that in a Godzilla movie

  10. Hadrian999 | Mar 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm |

    I swear I saw that in a Godzilla movie

  11. Anonymous | Mar 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    Wouldn’t that more likely be pseudopod sanitizer?

  12. WhiteRose | Mar 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm |

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

  13. WhiteRose | Mar 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

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

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

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

  15. DeepCough | Mar 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm |

    Wait, wasn’t that in the Cloverfield movie?

  16. Godzilla + shaky,dark, unfocused camera = Cloverfield

  17. Anonymous | Mar 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm |

    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

  18. Tchoutoye | Mar 7, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    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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