10801Re: Mysterious red cells might be aliens
- Jun 6 6:52 AMShades of Fred Hoyle.
I believe in panspermia. Or at least I know a guy who's impregnated
five women, and pays for none of the kids!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, derhexer@... wrote:
> URL to an article that appeared on CNN
> This sounds like so many science fiction novels - Chtorr, Body
> etc. What's next - weird looking pods?
> First few paragraphs.
> (_PopSci.com_ (http://www.popsci.com/popsci/) ) -- As bizarre as it
> the sample jars brimming with cloudy, reddish rainwater in Godfrey
> laboratory in southern India may hold, well, aliens.
> In April, Louis, a solid-state physicist at Mahatma Gandhi
> published a paper in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal
Astrophysics and Space
> Science in which he hypothesizes that the samples -- water taken
> mysterious blood-colored showers that fell sporadically across
> state of Kerala in the summer of 2001 -- contain microbes from
> Specifically, Louis has isolated strange, thick-walled, red-tinted
> structures about 10 microns in size. Stranger still, dozens of his
> experiments suggest that the particles may lack DNA yet still
> even in water superheated to nearly 600 degrees Fahrenheit . (The
> limit for life in water is about 250 degrees Fahrenheit .)
> So how to explain them? Louis speculates that the particles could
> extraterrestrial bacteria adapted to the harsh conditions of space
and that the
> microbes hitched a ride on a comet or meteorite that later broke
apart in the
> upper atmosphere and mixed with rain clouds above India.
> If his theory proves correct, the cells would be the first
> of alien life and, as such, could yield tantalizing new clues to
> of life on Earth."
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