SciFriday: Space COVID!

Date: 2020-09-13 18:41:35

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A new academic paper suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, arrived here last October from outer space. Not surprisingly, the astronomers who co-authored the paper have been trying to prove that life on Earth likewise arrived from space for nearly fifty years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCSqkU4Jq3Q

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