Virus of extraterrestrial origin found in Pacific ocean

02.08.2013

Alien item was found in two places - off the coast of Chile and in one of the reservoirs in Australia. To check the virus structure of water samples, French scientists removed all the bacteria with antibiotics and put in the protozoa (amoebas). After a while all the amoeba died. Death was caused by unusual viruses of enormous size - about a thousand nanometers. Theres is no such form on non-cellular life on Earth.

To check the virus structure of water samples, French scientists removed all the bacteria with antibiotics and put in the protozoa (amoebas).

The virus was named "Pandora". Scientists have found out that it lives with the same principles as the smaller ones: it consumes proteins and carbohydrates from the host to reproduce thousands of copies of itself. Only 6% of Pandora’s genetic code coincide with the codes of most terrestrial beings. These factors made researchers to believe that either the virus is brought back to Earth from outer space - Mars or one of meteorites - or it has origined anciently. By the way, the virus is completely safe for humans.