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Debatable | Scientists have found no evidence of extraterrestrial life
Scientists from the University of Sheffield say they have found evidence of extraterrestrial life. The proof? The team launched the balloon at 26 kilometers into the stratosphere, and he returned with a small biological organisms. Professor Milton Wainwright, head of research at the “95% sure that these biological objects are of extraterrestrial origin.”
“If we’re right, it means that there is life in space, and she came to Earth. This means that life on earth originated in space. Most people assume that these biological particles in the stratosphere just drifted off the ground, but it is generally accepted that particles of this size can not rise from the ground to a height of 26 kilometers. ”
Astronomer Phil Plath says that what looks like a “biological material”, which scientists have found, come from not from outer space.
“There are many reasons to believe that the claim unfounded, but in some ways scientists are right. Diatoms have clean and intact. They say, it is noteworthy that a fragment of diatoms pure and free from soil or other solid material, it would be incredible if he did not come with a comet or meteoroid . ”
Plath also doubts that the micro-organisms on Earth can not be carried along by winds and turbulence over a long period of time, as claimed by the theory of Sheffield scientists.
In addition, the scientist who led the study, Chandra Wickramasinghe, Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, is a proponent of panspermia, which, according to Plath influenced the study. Wickramasinghe and the late British astronomer Sir Fred Goyle together developed the theory of “panspermia,” which suggests that life exists in the universe and is distributed meteoroids and asteroids.
In his early work, which appeared in the controversial magazine Journal of Cosmology, Wickramasinghe claimed to have found strong evidence that life is common in the universe by examining the remains of a large meteorite that fell near the village of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka December 29, 2012.
“Wickramasinghe pounces on everything with little or no evidence, and says that it is out of space, so I think there was some bias on his part,” – wrote Plath magazine Slate.
Scientists need to conduct another test – “isotope fractionation,” which determines the ratio of certain isotopes in the fragment with terrestrial organisms. Professor Milton Wainwright sure that the origin of the findings clearly unearthly. Well, let’s see.
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