Panspermia is a fascinating hypothesis in astrobiology. The name is suggestive of a planet ejaculating debris into space that can one day seed other planets, and that’s rather an apt description. A more scientific definition would be the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by asteroids, meteoroids and planetoids. Extremophiles And Panspermia Recently I wrote about extremophiles … Continue reading Panspermia: Are Planets Seeded With Life From Meteors, Asteroids and Planetoids?
When pondering the probability of life existing on other planets it’s important to consider extremophiles. What Are Extremophiles? Good question to be answered. The ‘ophiles’ part can trigger a negative reaction right off the bat, for obvious reasons. But what we’re talking about are living organisms that can exist in the most extreme circumstances imaginable on … Continue reading Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets