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Earth bacteria may have colonised other solar systems

Earth bacteria may have colonised other solar systems

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  1. This seems a little too theoretical for world news tbh although this is super interesting. Maybe r/space is a better fit?

  2. so in other words by 2100 we are going to have people protesting the colonialist history of earth

  3. I guarantee they will be sued by Monsanto.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/earth-bacteria-may-have-colonised-other-solar-systems) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Could the Earth be a life-exporting planet? That's the curious question examined in a recent paper written by Harvard University astronomers Amir Siraj and Abraham Loeb.

    > At particular speeds and particular angles, they calculate, both comets and asteroids could come close enough to Earth to "Graze" its upper atmosphere before being flung out of the Solar System with the aid of a gravitational slingshot generated by the close encounter.

    > The truth of the matter might never be known, of course, at least for several centuries; but it is at least possible that somewhere many light years hence there is a corner of a distant solar system that is forever Earth.

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  5. So if they find any bacteria in ice on mars it will mean exactly nothing beyond that they found it.

  6. So they are setting it up for finding life on mars but claiming its not extraterrestrial, its from earth so it dosnt matter.

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