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New Analysis of the Murchison Meteorite Reveal the Building Blocks of Life

In research funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute a new study of microfragments of a meteorite have revealed DNA components and other essential components of life - according to a team of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Researchers analysing the carbonaceous chondrite meteorites found DNA components and amino acids components during the analysis of the Murchison meteorite - a rock that fell to Earth over Murchison, Victoria, in Australia in September 1969.

The Telegraph: 'Life as we don't know it' discovery could prove existence of aliens

Commentary: This new announcement by NASA is likely just going to be a re-iteratation of old information - albeit with a new microbe! Yes, extremophiles on earth do radically increase the chances of finding extra-terrestrial life outside earth (in the mainstream scientific paradigm). Yet articles on this subject are not new - MSNBC: Can the Martian arctic support extreme life? Possibility for E.T. grows with new extremophile discoveries on Earth [2008]. I cannot help but wonder if this Golden Boy of the United States federal government agencies (N.A.S.A.) has been tasked with throwing out a media tit-bit to take the TV audiences minds away from the Wikileaks disaster. Then again maybe I'm too cynical... Maybe NASA honestly have something totally new for the world that may yet prove - to those who never bothered to study the Viking data - that we "might not" be alone after all... I can't wait. 


Yellowstone Park ExtremophilesNASA has sent the internet into a frenzy after it announced an "astrobiology finding" that could suggest alien life exists – even on earth.

The discovery could prove the theory of "shadow" creatures which exist in tandem with our own and in hostile environments previously thought uninhabitable.

The "life as we don't know it" could even survive on hostile planets and develop into intelligent creatures such as humans if and when conditions improve.

In a press conference scheduled for tomorrow evening, researchers will unveil the discovery of a microbe that can live in an environment previously thought too poisonous for any life-form to survive.