CategoryLife is a Cosmic Phenomenon

Abstract A series of astronomical observations obtained over the period 1986 to 2018 supports the idea that life is a cosmic rather than a purely terrestrial or planetary phenomenon. These include (1) the detection of biologically relevant molecules in interstellar clouds and in comets, (2) mid-infrared spectra of inter-stellar grains and the dust from comets, (3) a...
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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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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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It was 11 October 1978, 40 years ago next year, that Patrick Moore interviewed Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe on the  hypothesis that “Life is a Cosmic Phenomenon”. Since that time experiment after experiment, have accumulated evidence consistent with the hypothesis;  and today in 2017, Panspermia remains the “best” model for life in...
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O’ the irony! Having already spread billions of dessicated viruses and bacteria on the surface of Mars and most other local bodies, over so many missions, we now announced that: “We may need to put men on Mars before we can really rule out life on the Red Planet once and for all”. So man...
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I think this is the best reference to the latest news  from Russia: http://tass.com/science/947789 Sincerely Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe  
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India’s first Astrobiology Conference Life in Space – was organised in the city of MUMBAI by the Indian Astrobiology Research Centre and IARC Centre for United Nations in collaboration with Nehru Science Centre. The conference was a huge success attended by Astrobiology students from across India.  Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe from Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK delivered the...
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The Tanpopo project will hopefully confirm the survival of bacteria in the near-Earth environment at the distance of the ISS orbit and thus verify earlier results of Cockell et al (1). More importantly, perhaps it will sample the environment outside the ISS for ambient or in-falling microbes that may be of extraterrestrial origin. In this...
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