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Microscopic Alien life found on British Balloon?

  1. Sep 20, 2013 #1

    "British scientists believe they have found evidence alien life after sending a balloon to the edge of space.

    The team of scientists sent a balloon 27km into the stratosphere and captured small biological organisms they say can only have come from space.

    The group, headed up by astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, claims the 'seeds of life' have been transported between planets by passing meteors."


    Is this complete nonsense or what? I am too lay to determine on my own.
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  4. Sep 20, 2013 #3


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    There was another thread on this. Consensus was ... bunk !
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  6. Sep 20, 2013 #5
    Xenomorphs running around soon enough
  7. Sep 20, 2013 #6
    Upon further research it turns out that the group responsible for this "discovery" are called The Journal of Cosmology" and they've claimed to find alien life many times before, their reliability has long been questioned and their papers are reviewed by other similar groups.

    I'd take this news with a pinch of salt. Which is a shame really... it still could be real, but when you cry wolf, not many people will take you seriously

  8. Sep 20, 2013 #7


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    Appears to be rubbish

    From this thread https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=711343

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