We Are Not Alone

We are not alone in the universe — and alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought.
That’s the stunning conclusion one Nasa scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a new study in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology.

Journal of Cosmology

Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has traveled to remote areas in Antarctica, Siberia, and Alaska, amongst others, for over ten years now, collecting and studying meteorites. He gave FoxNews.com early access to the out-of-this-world research, published late Friday evening in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology. In it, Hoover describes the latest findings in his study of an extremely rare class of meteorites, called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites — only nine such meteorites are known to exist on Earth.
Though it may be hard to swallow, Hoover is convinced that his findings reveal fossil evidence of bacterial life within such meteorites, the remains of living organisms from their parent bodies — comets, moons and other astral bodies. By extension, the findings suggest we are not alone in the universe, he said.
“I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover told FoxNews.com. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.”

In what he calls “a very simple process,” Dr. Hoover fractured the meteorite stones under a sterile environment before examining the freshly broken surface with the standard tools of the scientist: a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to search the stone’s surface for evidence of fossilized remains.
He found the fossilized remains of micro-organisms not so different from ordinary ones found underfoot — here on earth, that is.
Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI Institute, said there is a lot of hesitancy to believe such proclamations. If true, the implications would be far-reaching throughout the fields of science and astronomy, the suggestions and possibilities stunning.

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8 Responses to We Are Not Alone

  1. Gwendolyn H. Barry says:

    we are stardust, we are golden… and we have to get ourselves back to the garden.
    Of course we are NOT ALONE. the life on Mother Earth was seeded here ….
    nutshell info by Hawking! LOL Good stuff Tim!

  2. Krell says:

    It would be almost impossible with all the stars and planets just in this galaxy, not to have some sort of life form. I think that they will eventually discover life in our own solar system. But they need to expand the definition of lifeform and how to look for it. Just recently, they found the sulfur eating culture at the bottom of the ocean at some volcano vents. If they were using NASA probes to find that, it would have passed right over it.

    They need to get beyond the little green men definition. Although I did like watching Moulder and Scully searching for the truth with the X-Files.

  3. Tim Waters says:

    I hope you guys clicked on the audio… I’m like crackerJacks, you have to search for the prize.

  4. oso says:

    Wow Tim. The implications are stunning, if something this similar and relatively close to home (similar and “close to home” being relative terms) then what else could be out there?

    And would they be Palin-bashers too?

  5. The Beekeeper's Apprentice says:

    I believe that the numbers alone demand that there be life in the universe, and some of it intelligent. However, a study like this, while interesting, is going to be bashed. It’s too easy for terrestrial life forms to cause a contamination, and there are bacteria being found all the time that no one knew about before. I hate to say it, but for proof to be definitive, it will have to be gathered off this planet.

  6. Tim Waters says:

    Bee, we’re just about ready to reproduce life in a lab. Yeah from material gathered from
    from an Asteroid. So far only green men asking for Palin have emerged. Go figure!

  7. The Beekeeper's Apprentice says:

    Oh, great googly…let’s hope they land in Switzerland…I wouldn’t want them seeing the wackadoos we’ve got.

  8. There is “a lot of hesitancy” for a lot of good reasons. I will be very interested to see how all the peer reviews take shape on this. It’s not the first time we’ve heard about meteorite fossils.

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