Mysterious red cells from India might be aliens reports CNN

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    As bizarre as it may seem, the sample jars brimming with cloudy, reddish rainwater in Godfrey Louis's laboratory in southern India may hold, well, aliens.

    In April, Louis, a solid-state physicist at Mahatma Gandhi University, published a paper in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Astrophysics and Space Science in which he hypothesizes that the samples -- water taken from the mysterious blood-colored showers that fell sporadically across Louis's home state of Kerala in the summer of 2001 -- contain microbes from outer space.

    Specifically, Louis has isolated strange, thick-walled, red-tinted cell-like structures about 10 microns in size. Stranger still, dozens of his experiments suggest that the particles may lack DNA yet still reproduce plentifully, even in water superheated to nearly 600 degrees Fahrenheit . (The known upper limit for life in water is about 250 degrees Fahrenheit .)

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/06/02/red.rain/index.html
     
  2. jamhead

    jamhead Unknown Legend

    hope this does not turn out to be another incident like that "petrol from hay" dude or the 13 year old bihari modern physicist whom murali joshi pulled strings to have inducted into TIFR.
     
  3. shak

    shak Harrr!

    must be algae or something ....

    1) throw em in blast furnace and see if they make it out alive, cuz the comet that these red darlings decided to hitchike must have gone very hot, ahhh no dont complain we all know that comets have this bad habbit of glowing white hot ..
    2) and they decided to habitat the water! oo talk about instant evolution! first they lived on some planet far off, then made few million lightyears on a cold dark piece of rock (the comet) through freezing space and no air .. landed in clouds .. and finally settled in warm waters of india ..... :S absolute RUBBISH!!!

    adn yeah by the way .. panspermia says that i am an alien too ... :)
     
  4. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member


    i knew it :p:





    dont we have foreign particles landing on earth each year in meteorites space dust n all???
     
  5. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    How would the creature actually stick to the comet when its surrounded by 1 hydrogen atom/litre? Wouldnt it just get lost in space?
     
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    @spy: yeah! .. we get tons and tons of solar dust and other small ET particles on earth all the time .. but none of them carries any aliens .. well not any that we know of
    @shs: umm .. optimistic scientists have a good excuse " the microbes dont have to stay on the 'surface' .. they can be 'inside' the comet .. maybe they went through some cracks etc which were later sealed off ...
    but still ... a journey of million miles on a rock .. pheeeshhh .. but hey you never know!! .. nature can always turn around smack your face and say 'surprise monsieur!'
     

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