Meteorite experiment deals blow to 'bugs from space' theory

September 25th, 2008 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
Meteorite found in Antarctica, believed to have once been a part of Mars
This NASA file image shows a 4.5 billion-year-old rock, labeled meteorite ALH84001, believed to have once been a part of Mars and to contain fossil evidence that primitive life may have existed on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago, which was found in Allan Hills ice field, Antarctica in 1984.


This NASA file image shows a 4.5 billion-year-old rock, labeled meteorite ALH84001, believed to have once been a part of Mars and to contain fossil evidence that primitive life may have existed on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago, which was found in Allan Hills ice field, Antarctica in 1984.

A novel experiment has dealt a setback to a theory that life on Earth was kickstarted by bacteria that hitched a ride on space rocks.



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