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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Alien life may be closer to Earth than you think

AOL News - 10.5.10 by Lee Speigel

Space, the final frontier -- or is it? Scientists hope to find alien life forms closer to home -- in Earth's upper atmosphere.

British researchers from Cranfield University, in cooperation with the European Space Agency, will launch a balloon today from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, with on-board instruments that will search for non-Earth bacteria and micro-organisms.

Team leader and electronic engineer Clara Juanes-Vallejo spoke to AOL News from above the Arctic Circle, where she and her team were waiting for the launch of the Cranfield Astrobiological Stratospheric Sampling Experiment, or CASS-E.

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