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Aliens in space? ISRO discovers extraterrestrial life

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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Aliens in space? ISRO discovers extraterrestrial life


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In a major scientific breakthrough Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) claims to have found three unknown species of bacteria about 40 kilometres above the earth's surface.

An ISRO research balloon found the three unknown species of bacteria which could mean that there is alien life in space.

Terrestrial microbes fight to survive at heights where the three species of bacteria have been discovered as ultraviolet rays kill most of them.
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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Well aside from the obvious argument as to whether these qualify for alien life being in the gravitational tug of Earth; it is very interesting that India are leading the way.

First came the Red Rain of Kerala which was in my eyes strong evidence and now they have announecd this. Go India, lead disclosure!


The samples were analysed at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and the National Center for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune before revealing the startling results.

But it is not the first time scientists have claimed to find signs of life in space.

In 2008, the Phoenix Mission found evidence of liquid water on Mars. An astronaut aboard Nasa's Discovery Mission in 1989 reported an encounter with an alien spacecraft and in 2004, Mars explorer Spirit captured images of bigfoot, a human like form on the planet.


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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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www.cnn.com...

the scientists are saying it isn't proof of extraterrestrial life but it does show that it can live in harsh environments beyond our atmosphere



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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It certainly bodes well for Mars and it's lack of magnetic field to keep UV out. I suppose it doesn't qualify as extra terrestrial in the sense from another planet, although it will be very interesting to track their evolution aand compare them to the red cells from kerala.

If they are still very different from the kerala cells it goes a long way to helping prove them as panspermia.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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I am ashamed to think that we never inspected extreme atmospheric samples for signs of life, given the time we've spent in orbit and the capabilities we have. It only leads me to believe that either extreme stupidity is current, or no one at NASA has an interest in divulging controversial material. Either of the two possibilities is highly likely.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
www.cnn.com...

the scientists are saying it isn't proof of extraterrestrial life but it does show that it can live in harsh environments beyond our atmosphere


Well, it might not be proof of the existence of extraterrestrials, but it sure proves that the chances we are alone in the universe decreases A LOT.

And, this would give the discussion about critters more fuel.
If bacteria can survive in harsh environments why couldn't it be living, self aware beings floating around out there.



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
I am ashamed to think that we never inspected extreme atmospheric samples for signs of life, given the time we've spent in orbit and the capabilities we have. It only leads me to believe that either extreme stupidity is current, or no one at NASA has an interest in divulging controversial material. Either of the two possibilities is highly likely.



Actually, not true.


"In the early 1960's, NASA conducted a search for microorganisms in the upper atmosphere with balloons. Dramatic indications of microorganisms were obtained. Viable cell samples were gathered from 110,000 feet and above. In a sad case of not believing their own data, NASA assumed their equipment must have been contaminated. The data was set aside and the research was terminated."

From "Floating To Space; The Airship to Orbit Program", by John M. Powell, 2008, Apogee Books.



Mr. Powell goes on to detail another launch, also from India in 2001 that sampled the atmosphere for life as high as 135,000 feet.

Cool book, by the way, if you're interested in a fresh approach to achieving orbit that doesn't involve huge government/big corporation conventional "wisdom" and bias.

So we've known, or at least suspected, that life could exist in the high atmoshere for quite some time; we' ve just never really got around to make a concerted search for it. Until now.


Congrats to the industrious Indian researchers. Keep on "Going Boldly".



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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Ok for the second time today i will say exactly the same thing.
I must admit i think this is pretty big news and fairly amazing though.

"As i said earlier today about the same thing.
And i quote
Also i wonder if this could help in explaining the red rainfall that occured in India a while back. Just a thought but it could of been why they where up there looking in the first place. "



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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well this may lead some credence to the possibility of large worm like creatures high in the atmosphere that have been captured on film in the past.....

and if life can survive up there who's to say that it can't survive out in the universe.... It comes down to people getting over the fact that life isn't just what we expect life to be and can be anywhere



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 07:12 PM
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Bacteria isn't proof of life. Bacteria exists outside the space station.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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ILL TAKE A HIT OFF THAT PIPE YER SMOKE'IN BRO




posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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Andromeda Strain, anyone?



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by Techsnow
Bacteria isn't proof of life. Bacteria exists outside the space station.


I would say that lifes origin actually is bacteria.
In my opinion bacteria IS life. Just in a lower form of life and less self-aware.

So to me this is very much proof. Proof of lifeforms beeing able to live in other environments than our own. And that is worth a whole lot.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:36 PM
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The length that life goes to is quite amazing. I don't doubt for a second that they will find life on Mars now. If it can live up there, Mars would be a breeze.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:01 PM
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I find it difficult to believe, that in all of NASA's missions, they have somehow managed to slip past this discovery.. yet the ISRO; whom are pretty new to space missions have?.. I'll just wait for NASA to confirm that their years-old info about the Methane plumes on Mars are actually a result of biological processes.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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NASA are a bunch of dumbasses life bouncing all around them up there and they see #, because they are looking for little green men with antennae



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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Umm, folks...this has been well known by NASA since the Mercury and Gemini programs, when those early capsules would come back and they found microbial bacteria matter on the capsules.

Does anyone remember the early 70's film "Andromeda Strain"?

No not the recent remake, the original.

That film is based on actual events, de-classified documented events.

"You knew then..and you did nothing". Pops..ID4


Cheers!!!!



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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I can't believe that anyone seriously believes that we are alone in the Universe.

There are trillions and trillions and trillions and trillions of planets out there, to think life only popped up on ONE of them is absurd to say the least.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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They have found bacteria living in the cooling water, of nuclear reactors.
Highly toxic radioactive to all life, except this bacteria thrives in that environment.
I think there would be some kind of microbe that could exist, live and thrive in any kind of environment the universe could throw at it.
Even live in fire.
That's a scary thought because, how would you kill it?
Perhaps freeze it with liquid nitrogen?
I think for certain there is bacteria in space and everywhere else.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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You wouldn't have any sources for the finding of bacteria on the exterior of the Mercury capsules would you? Any that you can share, that is.

[edit on 3/18/2009 by Phage]



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