Since man first gazed up at the stars, he’s been wondering if there was anyone else out there. Recently, a new theory about the existence of extraterrestrial life been revealed.
Living creatures similar to plankton or algae were found in samples taken from the skin of the International Space Station in 2010. These samples are being re-examined by Russian scientists.
Although the Russians claim the discovery proves that life exists outside our atmosphere, others believe the creatures originated right here on planet Earth.
A group of researchers in the UK, are trying to duplicate the Russian’s findings. The group, headed by Professor Milton Wainwright, sent a balloon 30 km into the sky above England to collect particles. Wainwright theorized that the particles couldn’t have originated on Earth. He explained that the altitude at which the samples were collected eliminated the chance of Earthly origin.
“We have to conclude that it came from space, and that there is indeed life in outer space,” Wainwright said. “My sense is that it was probably carried on a comet.”
If they didn’t come from Earth, then where did they come from?
Conservative Tribune reports:
Theories about extraterrestrial life on other planets have existed for a long time, and while most of them have been debunked, one discovery in recent years has been making waves in the world of space science.
Samples taken from the surface of the International Space Station starting in 2010 were thought to contain living creatures similar to plankton or algae, Russian scientists reported in 2014, according to the U.K. Telegraph. Now, Russians are taking a new look at the samples.