Scientists claim alien life found in Earth’s atmosphere

Organisms that could have come from space after sending a specially designed balloon to 27 km Perseid meteor shower.

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published:September 21, 2013 3:16 am

British scientists claim to have found “alien” organisms in Earth’s atmosphere,suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here.

The team,led by the University of Sheffield,found small organisms that could have come from space after sending a specially designed balloon to 27 km into the stratosphere during the recent Perseid meteor shower.

“Most people will assume these biological particles must have just drifted up to the stratosphere from Earth,but it is generally accepted that a particle of the size found cannot be lifted from Earth to heights of,for example,27 km,” said Professor Milton Wainwright from the University’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

For all the latest News Archive News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results