“NASA astrobiologist Richard Hoover thinks he’s found fossilized alien bacteria inside a meteorite. If he’s right, it’s world-shaking news. But that’s a very, very big if.
The claims have already set off an internet tempest of commentary, some of it noting Hoover’s relatively unusual announcement venue. The Journal of Cosmology is produced by a community of colorful astrobiologists who are sometimes zealously evangelical about galactic panspermia, or the notion that Earth was seeded by life arriving from space.”