CONICET’s research points against certain beliefs, and affirms that life on Earth could have originated from another planet, none the less.
This is research by the National Energy Commission (CNEA) and foreign scientists, which indicates that “crystal breath can protect microorganisms against the conditions found in the interplanetary environment, such as vacuum and ultraviolet radiation.”
The research report, which is on the cover of the prestigious journal Astrobiology, provides information relevant to studies aimed at the possibility of interplanetary life transfer.
In fact, theories about the possibility of microscopic life that could form between different planets, deepened in the last century.
Two hypotheses arose from it, Panspermia, then Litopanspermia. The latter suggests that this passage of microorganisms was mediated by meteorites or asteroids.
In conclusion: there is a possibility that life on earth has an extraterrestrial origin. A type of microscopic life could arise on another planet, and simply make its way into our lifetime.
It is clear to call into question this hypothesis that life arose on Earth as a result of inorganic and organic molecular organisms.
An interdisciplinary team of specialists in biology, geology and astrophysics from CONICET, the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), from Austria, Brazil, Spain and other countries has experimentally demonstrated a type of crystal salt, called halite, found on Mars and a sample. in meteorites, the ability to protect microorganisms against life-threatening conditions, such as the vacuum and vacuum of ultraviolet radiation found in space.
“Our experimental work indicates that the breath crystal is a structure that can provide protection for microscopic life forms against some conditions found in the interplanetary environment and constitute valuable scientific information, for example, according to the hypothesis of Litopanspermia”, explains Ximena Abrevaya, director. study and CONICET researcher at the Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics (IAFE), dependent on UBA and CONICET.