I think this is the best reference to the latest news from Russia:
Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe
Astrobiology website: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/bcab
Personal website: www.profchandra.org
ISPA website: www.ispajapan.com
“Russians scientists have started testing dust samples taken from the outer surface of the International Space Station (ISS) to confirm the results of earlier tests that suggested that micrometeorites and comet dust bombarding the ISS in low Earth orbit could contain alien or extraterrestrial life forms”.
“The ISS surface is possibly a unique and easily available collector… of biomaterial of extra-terrestrial origin.”
Meanwhile, the British astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, of the University of Buckingham, has hailed the Russian study as potentially the “most significant development of the century” that could revolutionize our understanding of life on Earth and in space.
“We are closer now than ever before to acknowledging that extraterrestrial life forms exist, it is a very exciting development,” he added, according to Express. “For years people have tried to debunk theories of life on other planets, very soon they will simply not be able to do this.”
Microbes live in vacuum of space. But how?
With the planning well underway for the “Search for Life” Missions by NASA and ESA (Saturn/Enceladus; Jupiter/Europa), scientists deliver a New Method and Mass-Spectrometric Instrument for Extraterrestrial Microbial Life Detection Using the Elemental Composition Analyses of Martian Regolith and Permafrost/Ice.
“The instrument can be used to analyze the elemental composition of possible extraterrestrial microbial communities and compare it to that of terrestrial microorganisms”.
The developed technique can be used to search for and identify microorganisms in different martian samples and in the subsurface of other planets, satellites, comets, and asteroids—in particular, Europa, Ganymede, and Enceladus.
We are excited that further confirmation of the Hoyle-Wickramasnghe Model of Panspermia will be able to be tested against experiments on these remote objects.
Remember as Popper always reminded us, a scientific hypothesis must be capable of being falsified. Surely the only way this hypothesis would be falsified would be that no microbes or nano-microbes are found on any of these bodies.
The experiments on Comet 67P are consistent with life, but we have yet to “see” this life and try to sequence its DNA.
We now understand man himself is a cloud of micro-organisms – a veritable biosystem. We know that most cells in this biosystem are not human. And even the one’s that are, have undergone extensive viral symbiosis. Finding virus clouds in the waters of Mars, Enceladus or Europa is predicted under the H-W Panspermia Model.
Prof. Wickramasinghe told me: “…This new discovery combined with very many others that have come to light over the past two decades establishes beyond doubt that life on Earth came from space and still continues to do so. We are well and truly creatures of the cosmos. A major paradigm shift that has been resisted for too long must finally be conceded…”
If the claim that bacteria are constantly falling to Earth from space holds up, this will be an enormous scientific advance that will revolutionise our entire view of life and the universe. Only time will tell.
PS In May 2016, the Rosetta Mission team reported the presence of glycine, methylamine and ethylamine in the coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This, plus the detection of phosphorus, is consistent with the hypothesis that comets played a crucial role in the emergence of life on Earth.
It is also consistent with the Theory of Cometary Panspermia that life came to Earth inside watery comets.
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Russian officials claim scientists with their space agency have discovered microbes in dust samples collected by cosmonauts from outside a window on their space station module.
Photo by NASA/UPI
The discovery of alien life would be revolutionary. But what if we uncovered it on two—or even seven—planets all orbiting the same star?
“In a single planetary system, like TRAPPIST-1, the interchange of bacterial life is almost inevitable,” says the University of Buckingham’s Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Letter to the Editor of The Times
LONDON, 27 February 2017 .
Sir, The recent report of Winston Churchill’s unpublished essay News, Feb 16. 2017), in which he argues that planets outside the solar system are likely to be inhabited, came days before Nasa’s announcement of the discovery of seven Earth-like planets
39 light years away orbiting the star Trappist-l (News, Feb 23).
The two announcements have a rare consonance. If life does indeed
exist on a multiplicity of planets, it would mean either that life starts
everywhere de novo with ease or it spreads from a single unknown
starting point. In view of the continued failure of science to demonstrate that life can start spontaneously in a planetary
environment, the more likely option is the latter — one proposed and developed by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and myself over the past four decades.
Microbial life from which all other life derives is transported with
comparative ease and spreads across the galaxy like an infection.
Churchill’s conjecture would then be verified.
PROFESSOR CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE
Director, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology,
University of Buckingham