Adoption of one of NASA scientists that he found small fossils of alien life in the remnants of a meteorite has stirred up the public, causing both excitement and skepticism, and was reviewed in detail 100 experts.
The research paper by Richard Hoover (Richard Hoover), along with images of microscopic creatures like earthworms was published Friday in the online open access journal Journal of Cosmology.
Hoover sliced open fragments of several types of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, which can contain relatively high levels of water and organic materials, and examined them with a powerful microscope.
He found being similar to the bacteria, which he called "local resources" and that, in his opinion, there were beyond Earth and were not distributed to its open spaces after the fall of meteorites.
"He decided that the fossil bacteria are not earthly decomposed substances, and fossil remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors such as comets, moons and other astral bodies" - has been reported in the analysis of experts. "The idea is that life is everywhere, and that life on Earth may have come from other planets."
Research involving the contents of alien microbes in meteorites are not new, and always brings a lot of discussion about how these patterns of life can be preserved in outer space, as well as how and where life could arise in the universe.
The magazine’s editor and chief sake Shield (Rudy Schild) from the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard said that Hoover - not just a researcher, a "highly respected scientist and astrobiologist with a prestigious record of performing at NASA." "To study the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and more than 5,000 scientists from the scientific community for a detailed review of the document and asked them to make a critical analysis of them" - he explained.
These comments will be published in the period from 7 to 10 March.
The study, funded by NASA in December showed that a previously unknown form of bacterium that could evolve as the arsenic was found at depths of Lake California, adding a new element of the list of the six building blocks of life, compiled by scientists. This analysis drew on a lot of criticism, particularly after NASA announced the confirmation of alien life. Scientists are now trying to refute this information.
Original: Physorg Translation: M. Potter