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Spectroscopic evidence for panspermia
Author(s): Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe; Fred Hoyle; Daryl H. Wallis
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Paper Abstract

Astronomical spectra over a wide range of wavelengths is reviewed and compared with predictions from organic models of interstellar and cometary grains. The data requires the widespread occurrence of functional groups involving H,O,C,N in the form of complex structures in the proportions that characterize biomaterial. We argue for the widespread occurrence of a microbiological system on a galaxy-wide scale.

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Date Published: 11 July 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3111, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for the Investigation of Extraterrestrial Microorganisms, (11 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278780
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Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Univ. of Wales Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Fred Hoyle, Univ. of Wales Cardiff (United Kingdom)
Daryl H. Wallis, Univ. of Wales Cardiff (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3111:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for the Investigation of Extraterrestrial Microorganisms
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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