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necropanspermia

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  • n. A variation of the panspermia hypothesis that posits that life on Earth derived from degraded genetic material that originated from other planets.

Etymologies

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necro- +‎ panspermia

Examples

  • Space Science Reviews, Wesson argues that even if the actual microbes are dead on arrival, the information they carry could allow life to rise from the charred remains, an idea he calls necropanspermia.

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