Italian Team Claims to Have Revived Meteorite Bacteria

An Italian team reportedly has found and revived bacteria harbored in an ancient meteorite, a finding that points to the existence of extraterrestrial life but has yet to pass scientific muster. Bruno D’Argenio of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Naples and Giuseppe Geraci of the University of Naples discovered the bacteria, called “cryms” or cristallomicrobi, within the crystalline structure of space rocks found in several parts of the world, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reported.