NASA – Aliens or Is It Just Sloppy Research?

February 17, 2011

There was quite a craze leading up to NASA’s big announcement on December 2nd regarding an astrobiology discovery and why there may be a new outlook on life.   Robert Quigley discusses in his blog at GeekoSystem.com that NASA sure likes to pull out all their publicity stunts on media day; our nation must hand it too them for always causing a ruckus.  The question Quigley wanted answered, is whether the arsenic, the chemical that is supposed to substitute phosphorus, actually forms and continues to show growth within the organism’s biochemical DNA.  Yet NASA, also states in their press release on December 2nd, that they have reliable sources to gather their data from.  Quigley, continues to rant that whether these scientist work for NASA or not, the information that is being delivered to the public is boring and not worth listening too.   While this biological information might be interesting for geeks, this is not worth the buzz it has been receiving throughout the media for the possibility of extraterrestrial life forms existing.

There were media outlets like Discover Magazine and New York Daily News reiterating the fact about potential life forms such as Aliens, are on other planets and that this particular press release from NASA has been way over due for years. The announcement was simply a big mistake for NASA, and has already been overlooked by various scientists. The term that defines this particular research has being described as sloppy.  There is speculation that microbe’s were not properly treated and cleaned for this experiment.  There is also the possibly of arsenic being stuck onto the DNA and or phosphorus still remaining in the organism through lab exposure.  There are too many gray areas for this research to be accepted.  There is a lot of presumption here because scientist didn’t have to go to another planet to figure this out.  The evidence was found right here in California.

 The hype was drawn out for a reason, and one which could be to initiate potential funding or to attract attention to NASA since their agency may be getting shut down.  This you will read about throughout my blog.

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