Panspermia
Panspermia (from Greek πᾶν (pan), meaning "all", and σπέρμα (sperma), meaning "seed") is the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by meteoroids, asteroids...
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(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick Says our genes Were Planted Here By Aliens Directed Panspermia
Ever hear of Panspermia? It's an idea from Nobel Prize winner Francis Crick. He wrote in the book 'Life Itself', that given how complicated the DNA molecule ...
Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet's Atmosphere
New research confirms the existence of the amino acid glycine, other organic molecules and the crucial element phosphorus just beyond the surface of Comet 67P.
BBC Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave
In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one ...
Could Alien Life Spread 'Like a Virus' to the Stars?
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relen...
Life In The Galaxy Explained By One Venereal Word: Panspermia
Some scientists believe that life on our planet came from somewhere else. Of course, they are laughed at by many and despite the controversial nature of the topic; they still manage to provide pretty ...
DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere—and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing res...
Did life’s building blocks fly to Earth and Mars on solar winds?
A new study suggests that the Sun's ionic wind can drive the formation of water on asteroids, moons, and even space dust -- and that could explain how life first got started.
Researchers claim that life arrived on Earth via asteroids and comets, but not in the way you think
A forthcoming study from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory claims that supercomputers simulations of asteroid impacts predict the formation of some of the most crucial organic compounds for life.
5 Extreme Life-Forms That Live on the Edge – News Watch
Water bears, ice worms, and brine shrimp are among Earth's "extremophiles"—creatures that can withstand the harshest conditions on the planet.
'Alien Bugs' Discovered In Earth's Atmosphere
'Alien Bugs' Discovered In Earth's Atmosphere
Extremophile
The search is on for extremophiles that may provide insights about life elsewhere in the cosmos. Astrobiologist Richard Hoover really goes to extremes to fin...
Extremophile
An extremophile (from Latin extremus meaning "extreme" and Greek philiā (φιλία) meaning "love") is an organism that thrives in physically or geochemically extreme conditions that are detrimental to mo...
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(RARE) Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
DNA Interview with James Watson and Francis Crick
Acidithiobacillales
The Acidithiobacillales are an order of bacteria within the Class Acidithiobacillia and comprises the genera Acidithiobacillus and Thermithiobacillus. Originally, both were included in the genus Thiob...
Tardigrade
Tardigrades (also known as waterbears or moss piglets) are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals, with eight legs.They were first discovered by the German pastor Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773....
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Western Chorus Frog
The western chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata), also known as striped chorus frog, or midland chorus frog is a species of frog found in Canada and the United States.
Western chorus frogs are sma...
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Chandra Wickramasinghe
Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe (born 20 January 1939) is a Sri Lankan-born British mathematician, astronomer and astrobiologist. He is currently Professor and Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astr...
Chandra Wickramasinghe - Wikipedia
Richard B. Hoover
Richard Brice Hoover (B.Sc.) (born January 3, 1943) is a scientist who has authored 33 volumes and 250 papers on astrobiology, extremophiles, diatoms, solar physics, X-ray/EUV optics and meteorites. H...
Lithoautotroph
A lithoautotroph is a microbe which derives energy from reduced compounds of mineral origin. They may also be referred to as chemolithoautotrophs, a type of lithotrophs, reflecting their autotrophic ...
Archaeal Richmond Mine Acidophilic Nanoorganisms
Archaeal Richmond Mine acidophilic nanoorganisms (ARMAN) were first discovered in an extremely acidic mine located in northern California (Richmond Mine at Iron Mountain) by Brett Baker in Jill Banfie...
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Rudolph Schild
Rudolph E. Schild (born January 10, 1940), PhD is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has been active since the mid-60s. He has authored or contributed to over 2...
Sphingomonas
Sphingomonas was defined in 1990 as a group of Gram-negative, rod-shaped, chemoheterotrophic, strictly aerobic bacteria. They possess ubiquinone 10 as their major respiratory quinone, contain glycosph...
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Leslie Orgel
Leslie Eleazer Orgel FRS (12 January 1927 – 27 October 2007) was a British chemist.
Born in London, England, Orgel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with first class honours ...
Astatumen
Astatumen is a genus of tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada found in Romania. Species of this genus were originally categorized in the genus Itaquascon until 1997.
Desulforudis
Desulforudis audaxviator is a monotypic bacterium, which lives in depths from 1.5 km to 3 km (.9 to 1.8 miles) below the Earth's surface in the groundwater.It is the only bacterium found in ...
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Painted turtle
The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the At...
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Thermoacidophile
A thermoacidophile (combination of thermophile and acidophile) is an extreme archeon which thrives in acidous, sulfur-rich, high temperature environments with low avalability of organic material.Ther...