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Russia Scientists Opened Research Lab in Antarctic
27.01.2015 16:08
Russia Scientists Opened Research Lab in Antarctic

Russian researchers have recently started to work at the scientific laboratory located near Russia's Vostok Station in Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctic, where they are planning to explore cosmic dust particles.

      The research is expected to help discover the chemical particles in cosmic dust, which is thought to have contributed to the appearance of life on Earth.

      "Unique natural conditions of the Antarctic is very similar to a sterile laboratory in that they are free from the effects of industrial production, densely populated areas and man-made pollution. Scientific research in an ordinary urban environment requires hefty sums for the construction of germ-free laboratories. In the Antarctic, nature gives us all we need for our work", Sergey Bulat from the St. Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics explained.

      "The presence of the 'life particles' in extraterrestrial dust could confirm one of the theories on the origin of life on Earth, namely the so-called theory of panspermia.  According to the theory, life exists throughout the Universe, and is distributed by meteoroids, asteroids and comets, something that refutes another theory, that life originated spontaneously on our planet," Bulat added.

Author: Julia Alieva

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