Not fearsome acid-spewing Xenomorhps or Predators or the Covenant (that would be bad news), but microscopic bacteria observed in sterilized meteorites by a NASA astrobiologist. Dr. Richard B. Hoover already wrote and published a paper on his findings and they can be read here. According to him, the fossilized bacterio observed via electron microscope are indigenous to the meteorite they came in, which means: they came from outer space! (Dun-dun-dun!)
This lovely bit of news is actually a weekend old and has done the rounds in major news outlets. Still, we’re compelled to spread it further for those who may not have been alerted to this alarming bit of research.Since hitting the mainstream Dr. Hoover’s paper is already a popular article in the Journal of Cosmology site and is currently being peer-reviewed by several thousand experts in the scientific community. The present consensus is a not surprising huge amount of skepticism, but what if Dr. Hoover nailed it? Could he have finally proven that life really is out there? There’s a good chance a new development on this story will reach the world soon, so keep your ears and eyes peeled.
In the meantime, below is a good chunk of text from Dr. Hoover’s paper. It’s quite the informative read and chronicles Dr. Hoover’s research as he opened up centuries old carbonaceous meteorites for his alarming observations. Let’s skip to a random juicy part:
“The detection of evidence of viable microbial life in ancient ice (Abyzov et al., 1998, 2003; Hoover and Pikuta, 2010) and the presence of microfossils of filamentous cyanobacteria and other trichomic prokaryotes in the CI1 carbonaceous meteorites has direct implications to possible life on comets and icy moons with liquid water oceans of Jupiter (e.g. Europa, Ganymede or Callisto) and Enceladus (Fig. 8.a) Saturn’s spectacular moon that is exhibiting cryovolcanism and spewing water, ice and organics into space from the region of the blue and white tiger stripes.”
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