Comets - A Vehicle for Panspermia

  • Fred Hoyle
  • Chandra Wickramasinghe
Part of the Proceedings of the College Park Colloquia book series (PCPC, volume 5)


Arguments are given for life being a cosmic phenomenon. The physical and chemical conditions associated with comets favour the hypothesis that comets carry, amplify and disperse life throughout the universe.


Solar System Radiation Pressure Terrestrial Biology Graphite Sphere Terrestrial Bacterium 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Hoyle
    • 1
  • Chandra Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiff, WalesUK

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