If a group of scientists are correct, tiny fossils uncovered inside a meteorite found in Sri Lanka in December are proof of extraterrestrial life. In a detailed paper called "Fossil Diatoms In A New Carbonaceous Meteorite" that is appearing in the Journal of Cosmology , Chandra Wickramasinghe claims to have found strong evidence that life exists throughout the universe. An electron microscope was used to study the reported remains of a large meteorite (see image below right) that fell near the Sri Lanka village of Polonnaruwa on Dec. 29. Wickramasinghe is the director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham in the U.K. In December, he and his colleagues found "a microstructure and morphology characteristic of a wide class of terrestrial diatoms." The group concluded that "the presence of structures of this kind in any extraterrestrial setting could be construed as unequivocal proof of biology" -- in other words, proof of life outside of planet Earth.
Published: Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An Australian biologist has described the discovery of a large green "flying" frog in Vietnam that uses its big webbed feet to glide through forests. Writing in the Journal of Herpetology, Jodi Rowley, an amphibian biologist at the Australian Museum in Sydney, told how she and other researchers "came across a huge green frog, sitting on a log," not far from the capital, Ho Chi Minh City. She later determined the 3.5-inch creature is a relatively large new type of flying frog, a group known for its ability to "parachute" from tree to tree thanks to special aerodynamic adaptations such as webbed feet, National Geographic News reported Monday. The new species is "one of the most flying frogs of the flying frogs," she said, "in that it's got huge hands and feet that are webbed all the way to the toe pad."
Researchers find bacteria in Siberia that can thrive on Mars | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & ReviewsBacteria capable of surviving on Mars has been discovered living in the permafrost of Siberia. Source: News Limited THE chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one. You think? Someone with a microscope has been studying creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. According to Russian newspaper Pravda , researchers have discovered Martian life: Not from the red planet itself, but it may as well be.
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