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Exo Organisms Discovered In Earth's Stratosphere

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:56 PM
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Exo Organisms Discovered In Earth's Stratosphere


www.dailygalaxy.com

An Indian exploration of the upper atmosphere has revealed life-forms unlike anything ever seen before. Now the debate on about the implications of three entirely new bacteria, incredibly adapted extremophiles which live in the sky and laugh at lethal ultraviolet rays...
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:56 PM
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As the article stated: "It seems that no matter where you go on Earth, life has found some way to cling on - and the more extreme the environment, the greater the implications for the chances of extraterrestrial life."

This of course raises the possibility that life is perhaps much more common than thought on a public scale. It seems like we are steadily taking the first few steps toward recognizing that we are no longer the center of the universe, actually quite the contrary it seems.

www.dailygalaxy.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:00 PM
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My fear is that they do not need to be bringing that back down here, bacteria that resistant should not be toyed with.

I have the same fear with the possibilities of bringing things back from Mars, God knows what that stuff could do.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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Well, looks like panspermia is coming close to being validated.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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Since we've discovered a new Earth species that lives in an extremely harsh environment, this is close to validating panspermia how? We discover new species almost daily these days. A lot of these species live in harsh environments such as the sea life around hydrothermal vents. We discovered over 1000 new species in the Greater Mekong in the last decade. All this proves is that we don't know all we think we know about life on Earth.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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If life can survive in space it goes almost without saying that it most likely has happened before. And life can survive in space, we know that.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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Wow, thats amazing!!!

I am thinking the bacteria must somehow feed on the UV radiation to survive. Good find



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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I wouldn't go so far as to say this has any special weight in the panspermia theory.

We have extremophile lifeforms all over this planet, it is not surprising that there would be one that adapted a different kind of photsynthetic metabolism than what would be found at sea level, deep sea, closed cave systems, anywhere there is energy being radiated freely or loosely captured chemically, life endures.

Now, find me a life form that bears a resemblance to DNA based metabolism in the space outside our solar system... then we'd have a real solid indication.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Does anyone have the data on the density of these organisms?

It would be swell if anyone who had it could post it.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 10:41 PM
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some more tech details...

"In all, 12 bacterial and six fungal colonies were detected, nine of which, based on 16S RNA gene sequence, showed greater than 98% similarity with reported known species on Earth. Three bacterial colonies, namely, PVAS-1, B3 W22 and B8 W22 were, however, totally new species. All the three newly identified species had significantly higher UV resistance compared to their nearest phylogenetic neighbours. Of the above, PVAS-1, identified as a member of the genus Janibacter, has been named Janibacter hoylei. sp. nov. The second new species B3 W22 was named as Bacillus isronensis sp.nov. and the third new species B8 W22 as Bacillus aryabhata."

stem article:

sciencedaily



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Geeesh ya know perhaps if we took more notice of these things.
The cure for cancer might be floating about up there

But then again, if it was free, they would ban it.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
I wouldn't go so far as to say this has any special weight in the panspermia theory.

We have extremophile lifeforms all over this planet, it is not surprising that there would be one that adapted a different kind of photsynthetic metabolism than what would be found at sea level, deep sea, closed cave systems, anywhere there is energy being radiated freely or loosely captured chemically, life endures.

Now, find me a life form that bears a resemblance to DNA based metabolism in the space outside our solar system... then we'd have a real solid indication.


Yes like perhaps something we might see deep inside a meteorite or a comet. It's an interesting thought.

-ChriS



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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i have long been a proponent that the first stages of lifeforms were borne in the sky/atmosphere rather than the conventional wisdom that all life sprang from the oceans.


these organisms (viruses/bacteria etc)
are not absolutely required to be extraterrestial in origin,
its more that they are planet earth originated... but so unique that
science is befuddled that scientists have never considered their
existance before now... thus they must absolutely be foreign & alien life


just another shade of hubris by the academic & scientific regimes


(? similar to the 'discovery' of thermal vent life colonies at the deep ocean vents
?)



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by s4dreamlnd93
My fear is that they do not need to be bringing that back down here, bacteria that resistant should not be toyed with.

I have the same fear with the possibilities of bringing things back from Mars, God knows what that stuff could do.


We talking about stuff nastier than MRSA?? MRSA-the super bug Thats the kind of bug they destroy hospitals because of when they are too old and start developing strains of MRSA that aren't vulnerable to known methods of treatment....



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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I don't think that they are too concerned about a potentially deadly contamination since they already exist in our biosphere.

It seems that the organisms are purely resistant to uv radiation; considering that they have no prior exposure to any human borne bacteria I wouldn't worry about it too much.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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how come India is making so much progress when NASA has been in the game so much longer with so much more budget???

What the hell was NASA doing all this time?
Smoking up and getting high?



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:14 PM
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considering the current state of our "space program"

probably.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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To me this opens up the possibilities even more so that life actually exists besides Earth in our Solar system. We as humans will realize in the future that Mars, Venus, Mercury, Earth's Moon, and the Moons Triton and Titon harbor lifeforms.


[edit on 21-3-2009 by amari]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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Please post in the ongoing discussion located here:

Aliens in space? ISRO discovers extraterrestrial life

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