Life found in our upper atmosphere, maybe it is from deep space?
Life found in our upper atmosphere, maybe it is from deep
A team of Uk scientists believe that they have discovered organisms in earthÃ¢ÂÂs environment
that originate from space.
As difficult as that may be to believe, Professor Milton Wainwright, the teamÃ¢ÂÂs boss, insists
that this is certainly the case.
The team, out of the University of Sheffield, found the tiny organisms (misleadingly known as
Ã¢ÂÂbugsÃ¢ÂÂ by quite a lot of persistent journalists) living on a probe balloon that was sent
16.7 miles into our environment throughout last monthÃ¢ÂÂs Perseids meteor shower.
In keeping with Professor Wainwright, the microscopic creatures could not have been carried into
the stratosphere on the balloon. He said, "A lot of people will assume that those biological particles
must have just drifted up into the stratosphere from Earth, but it is usually accepted a particle of the
size found can't be lifted from Earth to heights of, as an example, 27km. Really the only known
exemption is by a violent volcanic eruption, none of which occurred within three years of their
Wainwright maintains that the only
salient end is these organisms originated
from space. He went on to mention that
Ã¢ÂÂlife isnÃ¢ÂÂt restricted to this
planet and it almost definitely did not
However, not everyone is so persuaded.
Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with
the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial
Intelligence) project said,
Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂm very skeptical. This
claim has been made before, and
dismissed as earthly contamination." The
team responds to that by saying they were thorough as they readied the balloon before the
Though, they do acknowledge that there could be an strange method for those organisms to reach
such altitudes. It must also be renowned that microbal organisms discovered within the
1980Ã¢ÂÂs and 1990Ã¢ÂÂs and named Ã¢ÂÂextremophilesÃ¢ÂÂ shocked the scientific
community by living in environments that will instantaneously kill the bulk of life on earth.
These creatures have always been observed living deep under Glacial ice or 1900 feet below the
ocean floor. In March of this year, Ronnie Glud, a biogeochemist in the Southern Danish University
in Odense, Denmark was quoted as saying "Inside the most isolated, unfriendly places, you can
actually have higher motion than their surroundings," and that "You'll find microbes in all places -
they're enormously compliant to surroundings, and stay alive where they are," so it seems more
plausible that any the team is in error, or that this is simply another case of microscopic life showing
up in an unusual place.
Moreover, it isnÃ¢ÂÂt the 1st time this unique team has come under fire for stating such claims,
either. Back in January of this year, astrobiologist Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe reported that
Ã¢ÂÂfossilsÃ¢ÂÂ found inside a Sri Lankan meteorite were testimony ofextraterrestrial life, an
assertion that is widely criticized by the scientific community.
Other scientists have complained that there basically is not enough proof to make a great claim, as
the theory this valuable would require a large body of evidence to prove its authority.
What that claims to a reporter is that microbes can live basically anywhere and that it simply is not
good science to jump to wild conclusions like aliens when a more plausible explanation is most
certainly present. Science should not be subject to such wild leaps of elaborate. Imagination is a
great aid to science, but it really is not a science in and of by itself. Sadly, Dr. Wainwright and his
team appear to be seeing what they want to observe.
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