Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Real science: ISRO detects 3 new species of bacteria in stratosphere that are "highly resistant to ultra-violet radiation"


What caught my attention & made me write this post was the rather sensational heading a couple of hours ago in Times Now - a local TV news channel. Something to the effect that first alien species had been found by ISRO!

ISRO's press release uses saner language & details, but includes this bit of titillation: "While the present study does not conclusively establish the extra-terrestrial origin of microorganisms, ..."