05 Dec '17, 7am

Scientist unveils plan to seed another solar system with life from Earth

Scientist unveils plan to seed another solar system with life from Earth

So far, the only evidence for the existence of life anywhere in the universe is right here on Earth. Of course, our search for extraterrestrial organisms has only just begun, but given the inefficacy of our efforts so far, it could soon be time to at least acknowledge the possibility that the emergence of life might be a far less common event than previously assumed. And if life is indeed a remarkably rare and precious thing, it might also be worth asking ourselves if we have an obligation to share it with other worlds. That's the motivation behind a new proposal by Claudius Gros, a theoretical physicist at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Gros not only believes that we ought to spread life throughout the galaxy, but he's devised a plan to do it, reports Futurism . The plan, called the "Genesis Project," borrows technology from another interstellar mission, "Breakt...

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