Skip to comments.Don't Believe the Hype About Life on Philae's Comet
Posted on 07/07/2015 10:57:21 AM PDT by C19fan
You may be hearing some exciting news about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the place where the Philae lander woke up last month. Astronomer and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe says that the comet's core might harbor singled-celled extremophile life! But while he could be right, you should take his comments with a comet-sized grain of salt.
Wickramashinghe and his colleague Max Wallis made a case for a life-filled comet at this year's Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales. Wickramasinghe's theory is tied mostly to the cosmic ice ball's structure and black crust. According to Wickramasinghe:
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Look at the bright side.
Once the orbit brings around the sun enough times, the comet will melt, and the life will die.
Filled with OBAMA VOTERS
(that was easy)
Rosetta was sent to this comet because many scientists believe comets
and asteroids “seeded” life on Earth.
Yet, scientists have denied life on this comet, without the ability to confirm
or deny the existence of life.
So they want these missions to comets to know if comets and asteroids
“Seeded” Earth, yet rule life out without proof of either.
It would hardly be the first time that a scientist faked an organism.
I don’t believe the hype. :)
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