Tiny fossilized bacteria that isn’t native to Earth has been found on three meteorites according to a new study published in the Journal of Cosmology by astrobiologist Richard Hoover, who’s based at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. But the research is so controversial, Reuters reports, that it’s accompanied by a statement from the journal editor looking for other scientific comment. Hoover claims there’s evidence of microfossils similar to cyanobacteria (blue-green algae, which is also known as pond scum) on the inner surfaces of three meteorites. Hoover specializes in the study of microscopic life forms in extreme environments.
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