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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Initial reaction to the paper on life in meteorites is at best mixed

Not surprising given the nature of the claims that were made. It appears safe to say there will be no near term consensus concerning the reported findings from the recent paper claiming to find evidence of ancient bacteria trapped inside meteorites.

The scientific community is naturally skeptical of any claims that are as radical as those suggested in the recent paper by Richard Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. That does not mean the claims are wrong, but as Cosmic Log says, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

Cosmic Log: Life in meteorites? Study stirs debate

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