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Are We Really From Mars?

Caleb Scharf is an astronomer and director at the Columbia Astrobiology Center at Columbia University.

Scharf studies panspermia and believes that early life could have been transported from Mars to Earth through collisions of asteroid.

According to Scharf, "panspermia is about the exchange of living things across the universe, and in particular, our solar system." The early chemistry of Mars is very different from how it is today, some scientists believe that it might have been a good place for life to start.

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There's a radical theory that life on Earth came from Mars

Cue the David Bowie "Life On Mars."


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