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New Research Explains How Life Could Spread To Other Galaxies
"Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern similar to the outbreak of an epidemic."
Are You a Martian?
Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
It's possible that billions of years ago, tiny bits of biology quit the Red Planet and infected ours. If so, your family tree -- and that of every other terrestrial life form -- has its deepest roots not in the ancient oceans of Earth, but in the vanished seas of Mars.
UK Scientists: Aliens May Have Sent Space Seeds To Create Life On Earth
"This seeming piece of science fiction -- called 'directed panspermia' -- would probably not be taken seriously by any scientist
'Alien Rain': Extraterrestrial Theories Explored On 'Unexplained Files'
Between July 25 and Sept. 23, 2001, the Indian state of Kerala was drenched by bizarre red-colored rain unlike any seen previously
Comets Spurred Life On Earth By Helping Create Key Molecules, New Research Suggests
To test their hypothesis, Goldman and his colleagues used a computer model to simulate a single comet crystal of hundreds
Life Before Earth? Moore's Law Research Suggests Living Things Predate Our Planet
"There are lots of hypothetical elements to [our argument]… but to make a wider view, you need some hypothetical elements
When the Rain God Cried Red
Professor, researcher and writer
When the red rain arrived in 2001, it caught everyone off guard. Now, even after a decade, its implications are debated in scientific circles. Some researchers suggest this phenomenon is a mark of alien life form.
Svante Arrhenius: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Dean, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment
The greenhouse effect and climate change have been front-page, headline-grabbing stuff for decades now. But scientists have been studying the phenomenon for more than a century, Arrhenius included.
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