sep 122013
 
Could Panspermia be Possible?

  It sounds like science fiction, but the theory of panspermia, in which life can naturally transfer between planets, is considered a serious hypothesis by planetary scientists. The suggestion that life did not originate on Earth but came from elsewhere in the Universe (for instance, Mars), is one possible variant of panspermia. Planets and moons [continue reading]

aug 292013
 
Are We All Martians?

  New research supports theory that life started on Mars   New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars. Professor Steven Benner will tell geochemists gathering today (Thursday 29 Aug) at the annual Goldschmidt Conference that an oxidized mineral form of the element molybdenum, which may have [continue reading]

apr 062013
 
The Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered

  Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth. An artists impression of a meteorite landing in a hot, acidic pool of liquids. Image Credit: James McKay 2013 (www.jamesmckay.info) While it is generally accepted that some important ingredients for life came from [continue reading]