A traffic journal asked thousands of researchers to observe the claim of a NASA scientist that found evidence of fossilized bacteria on three meteorites aliens.
Richard Hoover, an astrobiologist at Marshall Space Flight Center of the U.S. space agency said that the bacteria found are fossilized remains of organisms that lived in the heavenly bodies, comets, moons and other-that gave rise to the three meteors.
His claim is based on microscopic investigations of the internal structure of a group of meteorites believed to contain materials that emerged at the dawn of our solar system. Hoover discovered large complex filaments which, according to him, have similarities with blue-green algae that exist on Earth.
In his opinion, the size and structure of these filaments are not consistent with any type of minerals in our planet. The researcher also dismissed the possibility that the structures come from local pollution after landing in meteorites since the minimum nitrogen content shows that it is really old fossils.
The research results were published in the March issue of the Journal of Cosmology (Journal of Cosmology). Its editor, Rudolf Schild of the Harvard-Smithsonian, based in the United States, said that because of "the controversial nature of discovery", the publication invited a hundred experts and other scientists 5000 "to evaluate the item and offer critical analysis. " No other paper in the history of science has undergone such extensive analysis.
Rudolf Schild, Journal of Cosmology editor
"No other paper in the history of science has undergone such extensive analysis and no other scientific journal in the history of science has made available to the scientific community so deeply important an article before publication, to Entries that issue, "said Schild.
According to the magazine, the study could mean that life exists everywhere and that life on Earth may have originated on other planets. A journalist Science Unit of the BBC, Neil Bowdler, said it was not the first time stated that life exists only on Earth. "Scientists are still debating a 1996 study indicating that another meteorite contained fossilized Martian bacteria evidence," Bowdler said.