Latest Panspermia Stories
In order to avoid potential microbial contamination while searching for signs of microbial life on other planets, research from the International Space Station is being used to analyze the risks of accidentally transporting organisms from Earth into outer space.
Instead of being hailed as the definitive proof of extraterrestrial space algae, a new report from the Journal of Cosmology claiming drawing howls and catcalls from around the scientific community.
Astronomers have provided more evidence that life was delivered to Earth through collisions with objects like asteroids.
Computer models of asteroid impact debris from Earth to other planets show 100 times more particles end up on Mars than prior studies have shown.
A new report suggests that life forms in the universe are widespread and that microscopic life on Earth may have come from extra-solar sources, perhaps hitching a ride on space rocks like comets, moons and other astral bodies.
Comets contained vast oceans of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, a new study claims.
Catching a free ride to Mars takes more than st
Samples of micro organisms, antibodies, fluorescent dyes and rock from Devon are amongst a European payload which will be sent into near Earth orbit this week onboard an unmanned Russian spacecraft â€“ exposing them to the extreme conditions found in space.
Researchers at Cardiff University believe that recent probes inside comets show it is overwhelmingly likely that life began in space.
The current mean temperature on the equator of Mars is a blustery 69 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Scientists have long thought that the Red Planet was once temperate enough for water to have existed on the surface, and for life to possibly have evolved. But a new study by Caltech and MIT scientists gives this idea the cold shoulder.
Panspermia -- Panspermia is a theory (more directly described as a hypothesis, as there is no compelling evidence yet available to support or contradict it) that suggests that the seeds of life are prevalent throughout the universe and life on Earth began by such seeds landing on Earth and propagating. The theory has origins in the ideas of Anaxagoras, a Greek philosopher. An important proponent of the theory was the British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle. There is some evidence to...
Extraterrestrial Life -- Extraterrestrial life is life beyond planet Earth (apart from humans travelling in space, and living organisms they bring along or send). There are many questions about extraterrestrial life, including: -- Does it exist? -- Where? -- What kind? -- Could there be non-carbon based life forms, e.g. life forms based on other elements like silicon (See Carbon chauvinism)? -- How does life differ depending on the type of structure (unicellular life,...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.