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Red Rain in India Article

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posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 10:13 AM
Found this today in1 of our National newspaper's today

A small article about some red rain that fell in India supposedly contained E.T life

Un-decided myself - But can anyone shed any further info on this as i have never heard about it before,rumor has it that there is more to this than is being told .....

posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 10:38 AM
This is a bit old.
The Red Rain even occured back in 2001 I believe in the July August timeframe.
The area in India that this occured in was Kerala.
Godfrey Louis & A. Santhosh Kumar published thier findings in October on 2003. Here is a link to their studies:

Cometary panspermia explains the red rain of Kerala

A little background, The type of organisms that they refer to is Extremophilic Microorganism Here is some information about this type of lifeform:

Extremophiles grow in metal-rich environments that are extremely hot, acidic, alkaline or saline, and have cell wall structures that are very different from most other microorganisms. Because cell wall structure influences metal adsorption, we hypothesise that extremophiles will remove metals from water differently (in terms of selectivity, rate and degree) and under different conditions (e.g. pH, temperature) than other microorganisms. However, a systematic investigation of metal adsorption by extremophiles has never been undertaken. Even for common bacteria, the interdependent effects of growth conditions, temperature and solution composition on metal adsorption have not been adequately characterised, and predictive models are in their infancy.

Now the problem that I see with this is that the type of lifeform that these scientist proposed as being transported by the comet require a HOT, Acidic enviroment. A comet is not condusive to this type of environment. A comet is normaly nicknamed as a "Dirty Snowball" What I do like on the read of their studies is the idea of Panspermia which is the theory that the seeds of life are everywhere in the universe and that these seeds are transported by various means to the various worlds / environments so that the seeds can germinate and become life as we know it (or not)

Edite to add link to my external source

[edit on 12-1-2006 by kenshiro2012]

posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 05:20 PM
Interesting, to say the least. I think maybe more attention should be paid to this story... not here on ATS necessarily. It is on a lot of sites and they were talking about it on Coast to Coast. Refer to Kenshiro's link above to the studies for pictures, pretty cool.

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