According to Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his colleagues at the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
, the watery environment of early comets, together with the vast quantity of organics already discovered in comets, would have provided ideal conditions for primitive bacteria to grow and multiply.
Following his retirment, the professor will continue as director of the Cardiff centre for astrobiology
at the university.: THE PROF'S theories:Some of Professor Wickramasinghe's theories: Life on Earth began from inter-stellar dust which was brought to Earth by comets - A meteorite could hit Earth at any time and potentially wipe life out - Intelligent life exists on other planets - Aliens probably look like us -
Prof Wickramasinghe, head of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
, said, 'I think this is potentially extremely important.
Chandra Wickramasinghe is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy and Director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
at Cardiff University
The findings were backed by Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology
, who suggested claims of alien contact were derived from a desire to believe in extra-terrestrial life.