06 Mar '11, 3pm

A Nasa scientist claims that he found tiny fossils of alien life in the remnants of a meteorite.

WASHINGTON - A NASA scientist's claim that he found tiny fossils of alien life in the remnants of a meteorite has stirred both excitement and scepticism, and is being closely reviewed by 100 experts. Richard Hoover's paper, along with pictures of the microscopic earthworm-like creatures, were published late Friday in the peer-reviewed Journal of Cosmology, which is available free online. Hoover sliced open fragments of several types of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, which can contain relatively high levels of water and organic materials, and looked inside with a powerful microscope. He found bacteria-like creatures that he calls 'indigenous fossils,' which he believes originated beyond Earth and were not introduced here after the meteorites landed. 'He concludes these fossilised bacteria are not Earthly contaminants but are the fossilised remains of living organisms wh...

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