Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 1:22 EDT

Latest Panspermia Stories

Space Algae Claims Scoffed By Science Community
2013-03-12 10:23:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of being hailed as the definitive proof of extraterrestrial life in the form of space algae, a new report from the Journal of Cosmology claiming drawing howls and catcalls from around the scientific community. The report is based on supposed meteorite fragments taken from a fireball that appeared in the evening sky over northern Sri Lanka on Dec. 29, 2012. An analysis of the fragments was performed by Chandra Wickramasinghe,...

Life Delivered By Space Rocks?
2012-09-24 19:03:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Astronomers have provided more evidence that life was delivered to Earth through collisions with objects like asteroids. Researchers presented a paper at the European Planetary Sciences Congress on Tuesday, showing microorganisms that crashed to Earth might have been what sparked life. The astronomers report under certain conditions there is a high probability that life came to Earth during the Solar System's infancy when...

space-082411-003
2011-08-24 14:46:12

  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. The highest-energy impact simulations show debris being flung into the planetary orbits and eventually finding its way to Jupiter. Two moons of which may be amenable to some forms of Earth-based life, BBC News is reporting. Panspermia is a theory that occupies much of meteoritic research, primarily that the precursors to life, or living...

a8e2198e3e14cc3568275a1772a431181
2011-03-07 06:30:00

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. The controversial study was published online late Friday in The Journal of Cosmology.  Scientific comments will be published starting on Monday, Reuters is reporting. This is not, however, the first time that Richard Hoover has presented such research. In August...

861fbf9c265f9baa59390e5948979aa71
2009-07-30 13:40:00

Comets contained vast oceans of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, a new study claims. The watery environment of early comets, together with the vast quantity of organics already discovered in comets, would have provided ideal conditions for primitive bacteria to grow and multiply. So argue Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his colleagues at the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology in a paper published in the International Journal of...

2007-12-11 09:04:16

Catching a free ride to Mars takes more than sticking out a thumb, but some hardy Earth bacteria could survive as hitchhikers clinging to the outside of spacecraft, studies have shown. Now a set of experiments going up with space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station will test how exposure to the harshness of space might change bacteria during a simulated Mars mission. "We are interested in understanding what types of damage are induced in cells and their DNA by...

48657f2a642f9c52bb15a5f62104ced91
2007-09-13 18:08:02

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 "“ exposing them to the extreme conditions found in space. The Foton - M3 capsule will be launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday 14th September at 12 noon BST (1700 local time). After 9 minutes of propelled flight the Foton will reach a low earth orbit...

2007-08-19 11:00:00

Researchers at Cardiff University believe that recent probes inside comets show it is overwhelmingly likely that life began in space. Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and colleagues at the University's Centre for Astrobiology have long argued the case for panspermia - the theory that life began inside comets and then spread to habitable planets across the galaxy. It is a controversial topic, but highly relevant for astrobiologists trying to understand the origin of life and potential for...

14a6c0972a2c8eacf3570cb493d4e5361
2005-07-21 17:43:15

PASADENA, Calif. -- 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. In the July 22 issue of the journal Science, Caltech graduate student David Shuster and MIT assistant professor Benjamin Weiss (formerly a...

c456614485b992201d5c4a586d14761d1
2005-05-23 07:16:42

Peter Ward, speaking at a NASA Director's Seminar, presented some ideas for changing the tree of life. This restructuring would not only embrace things like viruses, which are banished from the current tree, but would allow us to put into context some even odder misfits, such as cloned sheep and alien life on other worlds. Astrobiology Magazine -- Peter Ward, a paleontologist and professor of geological sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, has written extensively about the...


Latest Panspermia Reference Libraries

8_4f8f6116a5b86950ef761e22266894812
2004-10-19 04:45:44

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...

6_d3ca029b474141a1d53a69ea06420e802
2004-10-19 04:45:41

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,...

More Articles (2 articles) »