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Release No.: 2015-18
For Release: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:00am

Interstellar Seeds Could Create Oases of Life

artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy

In this theoretical artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy, translucent green "bubbles" mark areas where life has spread beyond its home system to create cosmic oases, a process called panspermia. New research suggests that we could detect the pattern of panspermia, if it occurs.

NASA/JPL/R. Hurt