A NASA scientist,Dr. Richard B. Hoover releases a groundbreaking revelation in a new study in the Journal of Cosmology.
Dr. Hoover, an astrobiologist with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has released a study that describes the latest findings from an extremely rare class of meteorites, (known as CI1 carbonaceous chondrites). There are only nine of these meteorites in existence on Earth as far as we know.
The good Doctor has a whole world of evidence to back up his discovery. Over the last 10 years he has traveled to such remote places as Alaska, Antarctica and Siberia collecting and studying meteorites.
We are not alone in the universe!
Evidence of #alien life found in meteorite and amazingly these forms of life appear to have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought.
Hoover has compiled a huge body of evidence to demonstrate that meteorites contain fossil evidence of bacterial #alien life found within them, the remains of living organisms from comets, moons and probably other planets.
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.”
The physical process he used that ultimately lead him to realise that the alien life found in the meteorites was truly alien was very simple. He fractures meteorite stones in a sterile environment, then examines the freshly broken surface with a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, and searches the stone’s surface for evidence of fossilized remains. and…
The alien life found were in fact fossilized remains of micro-organisms very similar to ones commonly found here on earth.
For the more technically inclined, here is an except from his findings.
The study was confined to investigations of uncoated, freshly fractured, interior surfaces of the meteorites. All tools, sample holders and stubs were flame sterilized. Lunar dust samples and silicon wafers were used as negative controls. … The meteorites were stored in sealed vials at -80 oC and after preparation, electron microscopy stubs were kept in sealed containers in dessicator cabinets or in the freezer. The fusion crust and old cracks in the stones were carefully avoided. The meteorite samples were placed in the instrument chamber (with the fresh fracture surface up) a pumped down immediately after the stones were fractured. All solvents, acids or other liquids were strictly avoided. … Only one seriously Murchison sample was found to be contaminated with fungal filaments (in old cracks in the fusion crust) and not a single pollen grain has been encountered during extensive studies of carbonaceous meteorites carried out since 1996 at the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. – See more at: http://www.overcomingbias.com/2011/03/alien-life-info-but-not-status-found.html##sthash.GNJIFytS.dpuf
“The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” Hoover told FoxNews.com. But not all of them. “There are some that are just very strange and don’t look like anything that I’ve been able to identify, and I’ve shown them to many other experts that have also come up stumped.”
The scientific community are saying that the implications of this research are shocking, describing his findings as profound, very important and extraordinary.
Dr. David Marais, an astrobiologist with NASA’s AMES Research Center, says
These kinds of claims have been made before, he noted — and found to be false.
“It’s an extraordinary claim, and thus I’ll need extraordinary evidence,”.
Being aware that this study would cause controversy, members of the scientific community were invited by the Journal to analyze the results and to write critical commentaries ahead of time. These comments were posted alongside the article in the Journal of Cosmology.
“Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5,000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis,”said Dr. Rudy Schild, a scientist with the Harvard-Smithsonian’s Center for Astrophysics and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmology wrote in an editor’s note along with the article. “No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting, and never before in the history of science has the scientific community been given the opportunity to critically analyze an important research paper before it is published, he wrote.”
Dr. Seth Shostak, who is a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, has 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. When we take NASA’s Recent Announcement about liquid water being discovered on Mars into account, the chances of the being ‘living’ alien life found soon get much higher.
Our understanding of our solar system is changing rapidly, previous concepts we held just a week ago have been turned on their heads, what we thought of as a barren dry world, Mars has turned out to be laden with moisture, humidity and liquid water. It may yet be the place we discover life after all!
“Maybe life was seeded on earth — it developed on comets for example, and just landed here when these things were hitting the very early Earth,” Shostak speculated. “It would suggest, well, life didn’t really begin on the Earth, it began as the solar system was forming.”
Hesitancy to believe new claims is something common and necessary to the field of science, Hoover said.
“A lot of times it takes a long time before scientists start changing their mind as to what is valid and what is not. I’m sure there will be many many scientists that will be very skeptical and that’s OK.”
Until Dr Hoover’s research is independently verified the findings should be considered “a potential signature of life.”
Other scientists will now take the research to the next level of scrutiny, which includes an independent confirmation of the results by another lab, before the findings can be classified “a confirmed signature of life.”
Sources: www.lpi.usra.edu, www.bibliotecapleyades.net, www.cbsnews.com, FoxNews.com