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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...
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.
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.