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Scientists have found traces of extraterrestrial life on a meteorite from Sri Lanka
Scientists have found traces of extraterrestrial life on a meteorite from Sri Lanka, 12 March 2013
Today it was announced that scientists from the UK have found traces of living organisms in the fragments of a meteorite that landed in Sri Lanka last year. At the moment, the most significant finding is evidence of panspermia and again indicates the possibility of life far beyond the solar system.
Recall that in December 2012, many saw a fireball in the sky over the town of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Within days of the meteorite fragments were collected and sent to a detailed analysis of the Medical Research Institute in Sri Lanka. Basic microscopic analysis showed the presence in the fossil record of siliceous algae, also known as diatoms.
The scientific community are skeptical analysis, and fragments of the meteorite were sent for more detailed analysis at the University of Cardiff in Wales. According to researchers at Cardiff University, in the fragments of the meteorite actually contained “fossilized organic matter.”
Currently, there are several hypotheses of origin of life on Earth. According panspermia life on Earth is the result of the entry space so-called “germ of life,” which allegedly were discovered last week . Proponents of the theory of abiogenesis not keep saying about the origin of the living dead in the process of evolution, but in the meantime we do not otkidaem possibility of a matrix .
Be that as it may, the meteorite added confidence advocates of panspermia. Scientists at Cardiff University have chosen a particular approach to the analysis of fragments of the meteorite. They not only confirmed the presence of algae, but also determined their extraterrestrial origin. This is indicated by very low levels of nitrogen (inherent in all living organisms on Earth.)
The findings are published in the scientific journal Journal of Cosmology, which since its founding in 2009, has repeatedly succumbed to harsh criticism. It’s worth remembering a barrage of criticism which has fallen to an article of the engineer NASA Richard Hoover (Richard Hoover), who was allegedly found similar to cyanobacteria fossils.
On the other hand, scientists at Cardiff University have conducted studies on the mark. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy is not available to everyone. Falsify the results of the analysis and the photos are hard.
If the work and will not achieve the recognition of the scientific community, it will remain one of many. As always, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
It would be much more interesting if the organic fossils found in meteorites far outside the solar system.
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Tags: Meteorites , Panspermia, Sri Lanka
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