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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...
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It has long been hypothesized that comets are one of the main carriers of DNA/RNA and complex molecules of life inside the Solar System. Surely 67P/Rosetta offers an important opportunity that ESA must seize – and on THIS mission! NOT on a new mission sometime in the future. When Chandra Wickramasinghe attended early design meetings...
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I am happy to be able to report the rapid acceptance of Panspermia into academia. A new generation of astrobiologists  have embraced panspermia especially as it relates to the solar system. Well worth scanning is this 1-page PDF from last Friday’s New Scientist.  New Scientist – 2015-8-8 Dr. Chris McKay, Astrobiologist at NASA AMES  gives animated explanation of panspermia. As...
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Email from Bill Smith to Haley Sapers 2015-7-10 Dear Haley : Chandra writes : I will certainly send you (Bill and Haley) the meteorite sample – a porous piece of rock about 2-3 cm across. Before I send Chandra the shipping details, please confirm you are still ready to undertake this project. It would help...
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July 6, 2015 : by Bill Smith – post graduate student of Chandra Wickramasinghe. As NASA has now changed its overall mission tag from “Search for Water” to “Seeking the Signs of Life”; and as missions to Titan, Enceladus, Europa and Mars are planned to “seek for the signs of life”, the astrobiologists of this...
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2014-10-15 : Just 4 days to go to Mars Obiter MAVEN turning from MARS to observe Comet Siding Spring. A short summary video is well worth watching http://youtu.be/AwMjoy_02Ic It should be noted that unlike short-period Comets Halley and 67P/G-C (Rosetta target) which are short period Comets (75 years and 7 years respectively), Comet Siding Spring...
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