Has evidence of alien life been found?

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    Fossilized alien microbes have been discovered in a sample extracted from a meteorite, according to research carried out by a NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center astrobiologist. What's more, he has challenged any scientist to investigate his work.

    Published in the online Journal of Cosmology, Richard Hoover's paper claims to have made the discovery after finding "large complex filaments" inside "freshly fractured internal surfaces" of carbonaceous chondrite meteorite samples (including samples from the famous French Orgueil meteorite).

    Some of the "alien" fossils appear to resemble bacteria found on Earth (such as types of cyanobacteria, a microorganism that helped make early-Earth hospitable to life by producing oxygen), whereas others don't look so familiar.

    "The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” Hoover told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

    Has Evidence for Alien Life Been Found? : Discovery News
     
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    I will not believe anything NASA says untill they have a Union.
     
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    NASA has no union ?
     
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    Don't know for sure. I doubt it. If they had a union, Obama would never have gutted the organization.

    I suspect the big picture grand strategy is to have GM build the next electric shuttle.
     
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    Interstellar space is a sparse and harsh environment. Life dies before it can travel anywhere.
     
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    Since we don't even know where life as we recognize it originated or if it originated in several places at different times, we're sorta screwed. I'm always curious who gets to define intelligent life ---the other life form or us. I know animals who are convinced humans are dumb.
     
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    Have they put that in writing?
     
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    I'm waiting on the chimps with typewriters to finish.
     
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    I've never heard of that before. Are you saying interstellar space isn't filled with air and isn't at a constant 70 degrees Fahrenheit?
     

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