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Evidence of Life on a Meteorite?

Posted on Mar 6, 2011
Journal of Cosmology

A photograph taken through a scanning electron microscope of a structure from a meteorite recovered in Spain (right) is strikingly similar to the giant bacterium Titanospirillum velox (left), an organism found on Earth.

A NASA scientist claims to have found tiny alien fossils encased in meteorites that landed in Spain, sparking new interest in the possibility of life outside our planet.

Now new information is coming down the pipe that shows the scientist, Richard Hoover, has been peddling the same stuff for years. —JCL

The Guardian:

Richard Hoover, an astrobiologist at the US space agency’s Marshall space flight centre in Alabama, said filaments and other structures in rare meteorites appear to be microscopic fossils of extraterrestrial beings that resemble algae known as cyanobacteria.

Some of the features look similar to a giant bacterium called Titanospirillum velox, which has been collected from the Ebro delta waterway in Spain, according to a report on the findings.

Laboratory tests on the rocky filaments found no evidence to suggest they were remnants of Earth-based organisms that contaminated the meteorites after they landed, Hoover said.

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By samosamo, March 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm Link to this comment


For all the naysayers about life forming anywhere other than
earth are, if they live long enough, in for a surprise. It is even
hard for these naysayers to come to grips that the sun(s)
determines life. And just like man never set foot on the moon,
according to many, there is no life on the ocean floors miles
beneath the surface. Gawd just didn’t put it there.

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By vida, March 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment
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There have been other similar finds and it turns out not to be life.  Why do
people want to believe life comes from small space rocks, which makes no
sense, when the formation here on earth with conditions and materials
that existed here have been duplicated in labs?

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By Jimnp72, March 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment
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So now we now where Sara, David, Roger, Rush, Karl, George, Glenn, Dick, etc. really came from.

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By realveive, March 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm Link to this comment

Given the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy and the hundreds of billions of galaxies that exist, our being amazed and excited that life exists elsewhere is further proof of mankind’s hyper-inflated ego and blatant stupidity.

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By D.R. Zing, March 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm Link to this comment

This is way cool and awesome news.  We can only hope more finds like this are to come.  It makes sense that microscopic life could have slammed into earth during its early history when it was growing by accretion and being peppered with comets, meteorites, and asteroids. 

Likewise, it makes sense to pay more attention to comets, meteors and asteroids and to attempt to locate and track the ones we have not yet found.  People who rail about NASA, astrophysics, astronomy and, yes, astrobiology as a waste of money have not thought through the implications of an impact in the modern age.

If we know one is coming and have time to prepare, it will be bad. If one tags us out of blue and knocks out our electrical grid, well, a lot of people will die in the month or two that it takes to restore power. It’s one reason we should all be working to resolve these petty and frequently insane political issues that plague us. 

We, as a species, face real and natural threats that could take us all out very quickly: an asteroid impact, a super-volcano eruption, a collapse of the ecosystem that is our food supply. Our war machine won’t save us from any of that. In fact it will hasten our demise. 

That’s not to say that some technology we’ve developed for our war machine couldn’t be put to constructive purposes; it could. It most certainly could. But first we must stop the wars and start using science to save life instead of actively seeking new and innovative ways to destroy life.

But, I digress. Kudos to scientists everywhere. This is news of the world. There’s life on meteors. Just imagine what we’ll find after we start rooting around that former huge asteroid that we refer to as the moon!

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By samosamo, March 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm Link to this comment



This just in on this discovery, it is verified that the intelligence of
this life form is of the same as of gov. walker of wisconsin.

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By TDoff, March 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment

These tiny alien ‘bug’ fossils may be the remnants of fecal bacteria from ‘intelligent’ beings on another planet whose ‘advancing’ civilization caused the nuclear ‘blowing the crap out of’ their home planet and themselves, resulting in these tiny meteorites. There may be a lesson here, if we can read the entrails.

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