Biochemistry

   

Extraterrestrial Microfossils in Meteorites and the Panspermia Hypothesis

Authors: Rainer W. Kühne

I review the experiments by Stanley Miller and Sidney Fox on the production of amino acids and unicellular forms under primitive terrestrial atmosphere conditions. I continue with a review of the evidence for and against unicellular organisms in the Orgueil meteorite and the ALH84001 martian meteorite. I conclude that the evidence argues against the panspermia hypothesis of Fred Hoyle and Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe.

Comments: 3 Pages. published in: Proceedings of the Conference "On the Origin of Life", London, United Kingdom, 7 August 2015

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