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ToSeek
2002-Dec-13, 01:14 AM
(to misquote Battlestar:Galactica). More evidence has emerged that it might have:

RESEARCHERS FIND POSSIBLE PRECURSORS TO EARLY LIFE ON EARTH IN METEORITE (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/releases/2002/J02-122.html)

jkmccrann
2005-Nov-16, 05:46 AM
I think it more likely that life began here on Earth, because if life did begin elsewhere from here, then surely it should be a lot more common throughout the Galaxy, and indeed the Solar System than it should be.

I would be very surprised if we found any evidence of life anywhere else within the Solar System.

Candy
2005-Nov-16, 05:55 AM
I think it more likely that life began here on Earth, because if life did begin elsewhere from here, then surely it should be a lot more common throughout the Galaxy, and indeed the Solar System than it should be.

I would be very surprised if we found any evidence of life anywhere else within the Solar System.
Here's the redirected link (http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/2002/j02-122.html), jkmccrann. ;)

ToSeek's OP link no longer is valid.

Candy
2005-Nov-16, 06:03 AM
"While not of biological origin themselves, these globules would have served very well to protect and nurture primitive organisms on Earth," said Dr. Michael Zolensky, an author of the paper and a researcher in the Office of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "They would have been ready-made homes for early life forms."

I think this quote from the link is the intent of the OP.