View Full Version : Astrobiologists claim meteorite carried space algae

2013-Mar-14, 07:55 PM
(Phys.org) A fireball that appeared over the Sri Lankan province of Polonnaruwa on December 29, 2012 was a meteorite containing algae fossils, according to a paper published in the Journal of Cosmology. A team of researchers, led by Jamie Wallis of Cardiff University, believes that these fossils provide evidence of cometary panspermia, the hypothesis that life originated in outer space and comets brought it to Earth.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-astrobiologists-meteorite-space-algae.html#jCp

2013-Mar-14, 09:31 PM
ToSeeked. (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?142959-Astrobiologists-Find-Ancient-Fossils-in-Fireball-Fragments)

(Though the other thread was started in Science & Tech instead of LIS, that's probably why you missed it.)

2013-Mar-14, 09:55 PM
Still bad science, bad reporting.