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Dr Michio Kaku Explores How Mars Rock Came To Earth And If Life Came With It

Dr Michio Kaku looks into the theory that humans might actually be from Mars.

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"DNA gets off the ground then makes the interplanetary journey to the planet earth, lands on the earth and then contaminates the earth with DNA."

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Now believe it or not we actually do believe that we have found Mars rock on planet earth so there is some precedent here when you look at meteorites that have landed on the planet earth cut them open and look at the air content, the air content that has been trapped inside the meteor tiny tiny pockets of air you find the atmospheric distribution of gases is identical, identical to the that of Mars so the chance that this came from Mars is almost 100 percent because like a fingerprint we have an identical chemical composition of the martian atmosphere compared to the atmosphere found in the meteorite, now this has led some people to believe that perhaps life might have started fist on Mars and then a meteorite may have landed crashed into Mars and blown Mars rock into space where it drifted for millions of years and then landed on the earth where we picked it up, in which case if life started on Mars first than some people speculate that we are the martians, perhaps life started on Mars first, DNA gets off the ground then makes the interplanetary journey to the planet earth, lands on the earth and then contaminates the earth with DNA.