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“Aliens have reached Earth, say researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy, basing their dramatic findings on a new study of fast-moving extraterrestrial dust that constantly rains down on our atmosphere. These particles serve as tiny ‘spaceships’ for microorganisms from alien worlds that traverse the vastness of interstellar space for eons...
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Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2017, felicitating outstanding individuals and groups of the island nation, was held for the second consecutive year at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo on Wednesday September 27, 2017. Fourteen awards in total were presented to a range of individuals from a range of fields and professions. 2017 Winners:...
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Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe’s address to the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University,  Sri Lanka upon the award of an Honorary Professorship at that University in August 3-4, 2017. “Each year, the university attracts more than 2000 researchers from all over the world and it receives more than 500 submissions of research papers. Out of a similar...
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“As Cassini’s extraordinary 13 years of exploration concludes, enjoy this up-to-the-minute, far-reaching, wide-ranging look at that little moon Enceladus, at Saturn with the big possibilities”,  Carolyn C. Porco, University of California, Berkeley, California.  Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado. “The four following papers in this collection address, in one form or another, the anticipated bioloads at Enceladus,...
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Applying 21st century technology to the design and development of a hypothetical extra-terrestrial colonisation programme,  Smith and Sleator reimagine directed ‘panspermia‘ from the perspective of Crick and Orgel’s’ technological society’,  44 years after the publication of their original. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/stl/sciprg/2017/00000100/00000002/art00002  
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in BLOG Limits on Panspermia

I am pleased to refer my followers to this new Russian paper : Limits on Panspermia  Problems related to the origin of life and the role of migration of the dust component in the Galaxy and between galaxies in the spreading life are discussed. Limits on possible distances between points of action of panspermia are...
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Delighted to read this May 2017 paper by  Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb Significance The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in present-day astronomy. Recently, the TRAPPIST-1 star was discovered to host seven rocky planets with masses and radii similar to those of the Earth, of which at least three of them...
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I thought my readers might enjoy this article : A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. “The strongest evidence to support a cosmic origin of life and panspermia is the mind-boggling complexity of life.” My colleague Sir Fred Hoyle famously commented : In the 16 years since Fred passed, we have discovered so much...
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