March 07, 2011
Evidence of alien life on meteorite
The search for life outside of earth has taken a step forward. According to a NASA scientists, forms of aliens do exist in the universe. Dr. Richard B. Hoover took samples of meteorites near the poles of earth, and found evidence of bacterial life, which suggests that there are alien lifeforms that exist in the universe. However, many NASA scientists are hesitant to label this finding as a concrete indicator that there indeed does exist extraterrestrial life in the universe, claiming that these findings need to be examined more carefully, to pinpoint where these fossilized bacteria came from. What are your thoughts on this discovery? Are you convinced that alien life exists?
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Posted by mameltz at March 7, 2011 02:00 PM
There is much to be said about this discovery. While Dr. Hoover may believe he has discovered fossilized bacteria, his claims must go through extensive testing and questioning before anything can be established. Furthermore, even if his findings are correct, how can we be sure aliens still exist presently? This is still an outstanding discovery that could potentially lead to more answers about the past and the geology of the planets long ago; however, there is still much to me done before great strides can be taken.
Posted by: ccastel at March 7, 2011 03:11 PM
Yea i agree. More evidence and testing must be done before we can jump to conclusions. This is definitely an interesting development and something to keep an eye on.
Posted by: chomingc at March 7, 2011 10:08 PM
I just posted a new find about this topic. Apparently, NASA issued a statement. They didn't exactly discredit the find, but they did suggest that Hoover might have jumped the gun a little bit in terms of spreading the news of his findings. He submitted his paper to a NASA journal in 2007, and it apparently wasn't accepted. The article was published in the Journal of Cosmology (a somewhat refutable source) without NASA's knowledge. There are some big issues about peer-review and so on. What I want to know is WHAT is being done. Is NASA looking into it further? Are they doing more research on the meteorite? Or are they just going to brush it off? I don't know if I have solid views on life outside of Earth, but I'd still be interested to know what becomes of this.
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