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Scientists ‘Very, Very Confident’ They’ve Found Extraterrestrial Life
The Blaze ^ | 19 September, 2013 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT by Errant

Scientists at a British university say they are confident they found evidence of life that originated in space.

Researchers at the University of Sheffield sent a scientific balloon into the stratosphere — often described as the edge of space — during a Perseid meteor shower, which collected small organisms they believe are not from Earth.

“Most people will assume that these biological particles must have just drifted up to the stratosphere from Earth, but it is generally accepted that a particle of the size found cannot be lifted from Earth to heights of, for example, 27km. The only known exception is by a violent volcanic eruption, none of which occurred within three years of the sampling trip,” professor Milton Wainwright said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Technical; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: extraterrestrial; life; ufo
Shade of Andromeda Strain?
1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

As long as it is not soilant green.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:33 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Errant
but it is generally accepted that ...

Ahhhhh, settled science, eh?

3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: FReepers

4 posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

It would be a lot more convincing, if they weren’t finding these organisms they think aren’t from earth, on earth.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

lol


6 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: DannyTN

It would be more convincing if they didn’t say this life originated in space. lol. How does a life form “evolve” in the cold vacuum of space?


7 posted on 09/19/2013 5:57:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Errant
I think I have found extraterrestrial life in my cats' litter box.

It's for sale to anyone from JPL or Stanford...and/or will exchange for a reasonably new Jeep Wrangler.

8 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Errant
Scientists at a British university say they are confident they found evidence of life that originated in space.

We are in space.....

9 posted on 09/19/2013 6:00:05 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Errant

Jolly good for those Brit scientists:)


10 posted on 09/19/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Errant
Bacteria? I was thinking more along the lines of


11 posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Errant

The Andromeda Strain started out benign too...


12 posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Errant

Oh, great...more Democrats.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT by moovova
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To: RoosterRedux

Actually, I could probably find them some way in the back of my refrigerator. :)


14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Researchers at the University of Sheffield sent a scientific balloon into the stratosphere — often described as the edge of space — during a Perseid meteor shower, which collected small organisms they believe are not from Earth.

So they collect organisms living in earth's atmosphere and pronounce that they are not from earth.

Its Science!

Of course, I'll be a little more impressed when they find them in a comet or an asteroid. Or some space dust collected out beyond earth orbit. Or scooped out of some Martian sand (though, careful that they didn't hitchhike there with the lander).

15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:08:17 PM PDT by marron
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To: Errant; SunkenCiv

Ping


16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:09:03 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Errant; a fool in paradise

That’s science for ya: “very very confident” is more than just “very confident”. Alas, it is less than “ very very very confident”


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:10:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Errant; All
Scientists at a British university ...

A British University? Doesn't it have a name?

18 posted on 09/19/2013 6:10:15 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10
A British University? Doesn't it have a name?

British Internet University.

19 posted on 09/19/2013 6:11:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Amendment10

Mea culpa about the “unnamed” British university; University of Sheffield.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 6:11:35 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Errant

Yeah, well the Brits (Chamberlain) told us 75 years ago the Hitler was a pretty nice guy, too.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: Revolting cat!

lol!


22 posted on 09/19/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by Errant
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To: 60Gunner

Great point Ol’ Chap!


23 posted on 09/19/2013 6:15:30 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

do you know how many volcanoes in history could have put stuff this high? plenty.

this is such junk science.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: marron
So they collect organisms living in earth's atmosphere and pronounce that they are not from earth.

Exactly! Who's to say it wasn't blasted into the upper atmosphere from some volcanic eruption. I've read they've discovered all kinds of critters living deep underground and seen in underwater "smokers" (submarine hot water vents).

25 posted on 09/19/2013 6:18:37 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
...but it is generally accepted that a particle of the size found cannot be lifted from Earth to heights of, for example, 27km...

Well, your balloon got up there.

26 posted on 09/19/2013 6:21:45 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Secret Agent Man

That was one way I was thinking it may have gotten into the upper atmosphere as well. At the very very least, it needs additional study.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 6:22:21 PM PDT by Errant
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To: 60Gunner

Don’t forget the Earth is flat and rinsing your teeth with urine brightens them.


28 posted on 09/19/2013 6:22:50 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: moovova

“Oh, great...more Democrats.”

They should be allowed a path to citizenship. They are just undocumented (and uncatalogued life).


29 posted on 09/19/2013 6:23:08 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: Errant

Daggone it. Which one of you guys has the Dennis Kucinich watch? I keep telling you, never, never let them take a tissue sample.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 6:25:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Errant
I found $20.00 in the ashtray of my truck. I'm confident that I didn't put it there. I am sure ET put it there. There were Reese's Pieces in the floor.
31 posted on 09/19/2013 6:37:17 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: jeffc

“We are in space.....”

Space—the place where stuff is found.

Freegards


32 posted on 09/19/2013 6:38:31 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Amendment10

A British University? Doesn’t it have a name?


“Open University?” It’s on Telly!


33 posted on 09/19/2013 6:41:22 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Errant
but it is generally accepted that a particle of the size found cannot be lifted from Earth to heights of, for example, 27km. The only known exception is by a violent volcanic eruption, none of which occurred within three years of the sampling trip,” professor Milton Wainwright said in a statement.

The picture in the link show the particle size as 15 microns (0.0006" or one hundredth of a sixteenth of inch) or so max. A particle that small is easily carried in the wind even at very low velocity. In short the statement is nonsense.

34 posted on 09/19/2013 6:47:13 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: bigbob
The Andromeda Strain started out benign too...

Negative. It started out virulent and became benign when it mutated. Quick! Shut off the nuclear auto destruct!

35 posted on 09/19/2013 6:51:43 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Ahhhhh, settled science, eh?

Oh c'mon. What's more likely, that the biological paricles found in earth's stratosphere originated from, you know, earth, of that they sailed light years across the cold void of outer space and ended up in earth's stratosphere? Obviously, they sailed light years across the cold void of outer space and ended up in earth's stratosphere - - it's "generally accepted". Like "global cooling I mean warming", whatever.

36 posted on 09/19/2013 6:56:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Errant

“While the present study does not conclusively establish the extra-terrestrial origin of microorganisms,....”

I wondered what the Global Warming scientist were up to now that the Global Warming scam is falling apart .....


37 posted on 09/19/2013 7:33:45 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Excessive numbers of coincidences are known as patterns.)
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To: Errant

Never wash your hair in a meteor shower.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 7:38:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Errant

Reid, Obama, Pelosi and the democrat party may be evolved forms of this space virus.


39 posted on 09/19/2013 7:39:50 PM PDT by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: Cementjungle
Felix Baumgartner's dandruff. Some got stuck to his shoulders when he put on his helmet.


40 posted on 09/19/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: Errant

Explaining the origin of Democrats.


41 posted on 09/19/2013 7:48:21 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Errant

I’d be curious to know the carbon-14 to carbon-12 ratio in the stuff that they’ve found


42 posted on 09/19/2013 7:59:45 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Errant

Well, if they have DNA, I bet a buck they ARE from Earth.


43 posted on 09/19/2013 8:01:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little Sgirl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Errant
Actually, I could probably find them some way in the back of my refrigerator. :)

Somebody should check out the weirdos that moved in down the street.

44 posted on 09/19/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: VRWCarea51

I wish I could find that youtube of the orangutan rinsing his teeth in urine. It just seems to have p****d-off.


45 posted on 09/19/2013 8:19:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Errant

Find out who owns these organisms and tax the heck out of them.


46 posted on 09/19/2013 8:39:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

............Ahhhhh, settled science, eh?..................

Well, finally it seems that we have found the source of globull warming!


47 posted on 09/19/2013 8:59:18 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Errant
Oh, oh.


48 posted on 09/19/2013 10:30:51 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: A CA Guy
As long as it is not soilant green.

It's people! It's people!

49 posted on 09/20/2013 12:36:27 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is there consensus?

Algore Junior, crazed sex poodle, says that part is important.


50 posted on 09/20/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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