SETI bioastro: Did Italian scientists find exobacteria in a meteorite?

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 13:56:53 PDT


ITALIANS REVIVE SPACE BACTERIA
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A team of Italian scientists reported that they have found and
revived bacteria contained inside an ancient meteorite. If true,
this discovery would add tremendous support to the theory that life
on Earth could have been seeded by bacteria brought from space by
comets or meteors. But many scientists are suspicious about the
source of the bacteria and believe that the meteorite was
contaminated after it reached the surface by Earth-based bacteria -
it will be up the researchers to prove that the life truly came
from the meteorite.

Internet Coverage:
http://www.cosmiverse.com/space05140102.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/572227.asp
http://www.space.com/searchforlife/italian_bacteria_010511.html

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