DailyDirt: Nature Abhors A Vacuum

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Studies have shown that spore-forming bacteria can survive in space under certain conditions, so it doesn't seem so implausible that life -- as we know it -- has accomplished interplanetary travel successfully. Extremophiles living in unexpected places also seems to suggest mounting evidence that life exists on other worlds, even though we have no direct proof of extraterrestrial beings (yet). Here are just a few links related to the growing field of astrobiology. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 12th, 2013 @ 5:53pm

    these earth bacteria and germs, could they somehow hitch a ride to Mars on those rovers and replicate, creating earth like conditions on Mars or other planets? If so, isn't that desirable?

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    mr. sim (profile), Dec 12th, 2013 @ 6:08pm

    "When the universe was just 15 million years old, the 'Goldilocks' conditions for supporting life might have existed nearly everywhere -- 10 billion years before life on Earth likely began."

    this filled me with terror asking myself the question, what if we are alone in the universe because everyone else was already here and died out.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2013 @ 8:38am

    I don't like vacuuming either.

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    Alien Rebel (profile), Dec 13th, 2013 @ 11:15am


    God yes. Monsanto's probably already hard at work with suits against Martians and anyone else in the universe who might be cultivating earth-patented lifeforms.

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    Anonymous, Dec 13th, 2013 @ 11:28am


    Me neither. My house is full of cat hair.

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    Sean Mac (profile), Dec 13th, 2013 @ 11:29am

    Life OUT THERE

    Strange, all the foolishness by the 'world', but those of us who are Xtan know that God created life on Earth, and here alone, and all else is foolishness.

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