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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.
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.
Originally posted by Crakeur
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
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.
Originally posted by Techsnow
Bacteria isn't proof of life. Bacteria exists outside the space station.