panspermia


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pan·sper·mi·a

 (păn-spûr′mē-ə)
n.
The theory that microorganisms or biochemical compounds from outer space are responsible for originating life on Earth and possibly in other parts of the universe where suitable environmental conditions exist.

[Greek panspermiā, mixture of all seeds : pan-, pan- + sperma, seed; see sperm1.]

panspermia

(pænˈspɜːmɪə) ,

panspermism

,

panspermatism

or

panspermy

n
(Philosophy) a 19th-century evolutionary theory that precursors to life exist in space and will develop on finding suitable conditions
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He details how an advanced race implanted the basic genome on Earth as well as genetically engineered the human race and shows how our spectrum of blood types supports the theory of panspermia while directly contradicting the conventional "out of Africa" theory of evolution.
One possible solution to the mystery of how life began at the bottoms of the ocean near the hydrothermal vents is that life actually began on Mars, where through a process called panspermia, martian microbes came to Earth encased in meteorites.
Obviously this doesn't make hard conclusions about the idea of panspermia, but it does require us to examine our assumptions about how life on our planet might have begun.
He was a long-time collaborator with famous astronomer Fred Hoyle on panspermia (the theory that life is widely distributed in space, seeded by the presence of spaceborne amino acids) and a founder of astrobiology, the study of life in space.
Pero caben pocas dudas acerca de que entre los objetivos mas populares de la mision Rosetta se encontraba el de identificar posibles moleculas organicas que abriesen una puerta a la hipotesis de la panspermia, la teoria enunciada por Svante Arrhenius que situa el origen de la vida en nuestro planeta a partir de la llegada de materiales organicos depositados por uno o varios meteoritos.
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PANSPERMIA, THOSE WITHOUT HOPE, FATAL CHOAS, THE IGNITION SYSTEM: The Flapper, Kingston Row, Birmingham.
13 ( ANI ): Planetary scientists still consider the theory of panspermia, in which life can naturally transfer between planets, a serious hypothesis.
Another hypothesis, called panspermia, suggests bacteria hitched a ride on space rocks, splashing into Earth's warm and welcoming sea.
31) Aquella confusion dio lugar 29 30 31 a teorias como la del quimico sueco Arrhenius, conocida como panspermia, segun la cual la vida fue transportada a la Tierra por un meteorito (litopanspermia) o impelidos sus germenes por la radiacion (radiopanspermia).
The earliness and abundance of life found on Mars and Earth argues that this life did not originate here, but instead was seeded from elsewhere in the process called panspermia.
They cover cosmic dust and life, the origin of comets, comets in the galactic environment, dark comets as a link to panspermia, the expulsion of microbes from the solar system, liquid water in comets, the origin of life, and expanding horizons of life.