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Panspermia in perspective
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Panspermia, an ancient theory, was revived in its modern form by two of the present authors (H-W) in a series of publications over the period 1977 to the present day. Unpopular at first, it is now slowly gaining popularity and is coming to be discussed, albeit with a measure of apprehension, as a serious scientific possibility. A brief resume will be given of the modern scientific case for panspermia, indicating that astronomical, geological and biological evidence is moving slowly in the direction of a paradigm shift.

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Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3441, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319845
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Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Cardiff Univ. of Wales (United Kingdom)
F. Hoyle, Cardiff Univ. of Wales (United Kingdom)
Brig Klyce, Acorn Enterprises, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3441:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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