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'Alien algae' found on high altitude balloon


Posted on Wednesday, 11 September, 2013 | Comment icon 50 comments

The algae was present in the stratosphere. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Open Space Project
Microscopic algae found on the side of a research balloon is being hailed as evidence of alien life.
British astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe believes that algae scraped from the sterile side of a high-altitude balloon could have only got there if it had come from space, a claim that backs up the theory that the 'seeds of life' are constantly being transferred around the cosmos on meteors, comets and other bodies.

The idea that life on Earth originated elsewhere in the universe, a theory known as panspermia, has been gaining momentum in recent years and could mean that not only are we ourselves extraterrestrial in origin but that the universe is likely to be teeming with life.

"Biological entities of this nature have not previously been reported occurring in the stratosphere," said Wickramasinghe. "If there is no mechanism by which these biological entities could be elevated from Earth to the stratosphere then it must have arrived from above the stratosphere and have been incoming to Earth."

Source: Medical Daily | Comments (50)

Tags: Panspermia


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #41 Posted by Zeta Reticulum on 22 September, 2013, 8:32
No matter what the scientists say about this, all our experts on here will swear till they are black and blue that these life forms are from volcanoes erupting or whatever they can think of... anything except from space.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Esoteric Toad on 22 September, 2013, 9:34
No matter what the scientists say about this, all our experts on here will swear till they are black and blue that these life forms are from volcanoes erupting or whatever they can think of... anything except from space. And some will gobble up every bit of bad science that is out there without any question. I haven't seen anyone say it is completely impossible, only those that question the statements and lack of ruling out the obvious possible sources of containerization.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Esoteric Toad on 22 September, 2013, 11:58
And some will gobble up every bit of bad science that is out there without any question. I haven't seen anyone say it is completely impossible, only those that question the statements and lack of ruling out the obvious possible sources of containerization. Wow...how did I miss that misspelling?? Too early to be awake I suppose
Comment icon #44 Posted by Kludge808 on 22 September, 2013, 20:38
most of the world is already convinced there is alien life living on earth and around it. Do you have references to substantiate this claim?
Comment icon #45 Posted by DONTEATUS on 22 September, 2013, 23:58
Do you have references to substantiate this claim? HAve you ever seen the rest rooms in out public places ? Lots of Alien Life in there ! I stay far away from them !
Comment icon #46 Posted by Kludge808 on 23 September, 2013, 11:10
HAve you ever seen the rest rooms in out public places ? Lots of Alien Life in there ! I stay far away from them ! This goes far toward explaining why the clean up crews wear HazMat suits.
Comment icon #47 Posted by White Unicorn on 23 September, 2013, 19:55
I knew Id heard a similar story before, now Ive found it Loads of Microbes Found High in Atmosphere January 28, 2013 Many miles above the ground, microbes thrive in the sky. A large number and wide variety of microorganisms were detected in the atmosphere 5 to 10 miles (8 to 15 kilometers) above the Earth's surface, according to a study published today (Jan. 28) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results suggest that the community of high-atmosphere life is large and ever-changing. Some of the microbes appear to be transient visitors, while others seem stick ar... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by Space_Jockey on 24 September, 2013, 9:30
Wow...how did I miss that misspelling?? Too early to be awake I suppose "There is absolutely no evidence that your misspelling wasn't caused by aliens, people canNOT possibly do that without some kind of extra terrestrial intervention" ~ Ancient Alien guy logic
Comment icon #49 Posted by hammerclaw on 26 September, 2013, 2:13
Let me get this straight. You find lifeforms on a balloon sent up 40,000 feet in the atmosphere of a planet teeming with life, and claim they are from outerspace? Occam's Razor makes short work this "strange" claim.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Future_Ikann on 3 October, 2013, 13:35
This makes me want to read Dragon Riders of Pern again. Still, panspermia may be possible. If it is, then all those reports of Red rain, Plague outbreaks, and the weird "jelly" rain would make more sense. I remember reading books as a kid in the 80s about weird things like that.


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