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Astronomers believe Philae comet could harbor Alien life

European Space Agency’s Philae Lander has found several features like black crust and ice lakes, indicating signs of alien life. The black crust dominates much of the surface, and astronomers have found evidence that 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has an icy structure with icy seas and craters with organic debris.606x340_280968

European spacecraft Rosetta which is orbiting the comet has picked up some strange organic debris that could be viral particles. The discovery from Max Wallis and Chandra Wickramasinghe will be presented at the Royal Astronomical Society’s national meeting in Wales. Scientists stated that the evidence points out to signs of alien life. However, Rosetta and Philae do not have the capabilities to search for direct evidence of life as the proposal to include it was rejected.

“Five hundred years ago it was a struggle to have people accept that Earth was not the center of the universe,”s aid Wikramsinghe.

Wikramsinghe said that out thinking was Earth-centered in relation to life and biology. Earlier, Wikramsinghe claimed that SARS virus arrived to Earth from space, and airborne spores caused reddish hue and rainfall in Kerala. Wallis and Wikramsinghe from the University of Cardiff believe that the comet could harbor microbes similar to extremophiles, organisms that inhabit the deep, extreme areas of the world. Wikramsinghe mentioned that the microorganisms could play a role in the formation of ice, the preponderance of aromatic hydrocarbons, and the dark surface.

Philae Lander landed on  the comet on Nov 12, after a 10-year four-billion mile journey, and with the help of Rosetta spacecraft.  Though the lander lost contact with Earth on Nov 15 due to the lack of sunlight, it bounced back to Earth after it came closer to the Sun, and sent a 85-second transmission.

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