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I mean, someone has to invade the Earth!

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Exclusive: NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite

We are not alone in the universe — and alien life forms may have a lot more in common with life on Earth than we had previously thought.

That’s the stunning conclusion one NASA scientist has come to, releasing his groundbreaking revelations in a new study in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology.

Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has traveled to remote areas in Antarctica, Siberia, and Alaska, amongst others, for over ten years now, collecting and studying meteorites. He gave FoxNews.com early access to the out-of-this-world research, published late Friday evening in the March edition of the Journal of Cosmology. In it, Hoover describes the latest findings in his study of an extremely rare class of meteorites, called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites — only nine such meteorites are known to exist on Earth.

Though it may be hard to swallow, Hoover is convinced that his findings reveal fossil evidence of bacterial life within such meteorites, the remains of living organisms from their parent bodies — comets, moons and other astral bodies. By extension, the findings suggest we are not alone in the universe, he said.

“I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover told FoxNews.com. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist would say that this is impossible.”

If this research is borne out, it will also give ammunition to the argument in favor of the “seeding” theory of the origins of life: that life’s building blocks developed somewhere in space and were deposited here as the early Earth was pummeled by comets and meteorites. It could, of course, also be indicative of parallel development — similar processes on Earth and elsewhere leading to similar results.

Or it could all be cold fusion all  over again. That’s why I’m gratified to see Dr. Hoover and his associates using a very open and broad peer-review process to challenge and vet their theories. Hopefully, it will have the integrity lacking in the climate-science peer review scandal.

Mind you, I’m biased. As a guy who grew up reading science fiction, watching movies like Earth vs. The Flying Saucers and TV shows like Star Trek (the original, natch), a universe with aliens  just seems much more fun than one in which we’re alone, in which “we’re it.”

Besides, they have to destroy Los Angeles.

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