NASA officials are skeptical of the meteorite alien life claims being made by a researcher working with their Marshall Space Flight Center brand. The researcher, Richard Hoover, recently claimed that he discovered meteorite alien life in the form of fossils which looked "like the remnants of bacteria in at least two meteorites."
If Richard's findings are real then it may not be long before ET comes for a visit. Then again, when one considers the only forms of alien life scientists have ever even suspected they'd found are fossilized bacteria, well, one's hopes for discovering intelligent alien life are dashed. Still, something is better than nothing, right?
Despite NASA being skeptical of his claims, Hoover has gone ahead and published a research paper in the Journal of Cosmology. The research paper was post on Friday and is now live on its website. Richard stated the alien life he's discovered in the meteorites originated in outer space.
Addressing Hoover's claims, NASA's Astrobiology Institute Director Carl Pilcher said, "There has been no one in the scientific community, certainly no one in the meteorite analysis community, that has supported these conclusions. The simplest explanation for Mr. Hoover's measurements is that he's measuring microbes from Earth. They're contamination."
Sadly, there's no way to tell for sure whether Richard Hoover discovered meteorite alien life or not. This is one of those situations where those who are skeptical will continue to be so because the evidence is subjectively interpretive by anyone. Thus, if you don't believe then you won't see what the next guy sees.
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