Algae Fossils Were Embedded In Sri Lanka Meteorite, According To Journal Of Cosmology Article
Scientists in the United Kingdom have announced that fragments of a meteorite that fell in Sri Lanka last December contain fossils that include biological properties.
If true, this discovery would strongly suggest that life exists elsewhere in space. It would also bolster the theory known as panspermia -- a concept that life spreads across the known universe with the help of comets or meteorites.
Huffington Post first reported on this discovery in January, a couple of weeks after the meteorite came down near the the Sri Lanka village of Polonnaruwa.
Early criticism of the fossils originating in outer space included the possibility that the rock was merely terrestrial-based and might have been struck by lightning, causing unusual changes in its structure. There was also the possibility that the rock had somehow been contaminated after it struck the ground.