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2020: A Cosmic Odyssey

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. People panic and are looking for answers and some explanation of where it came from. One wild theory is that the coronavirus came from space. Chandra Wickramasinghe, known for his work in the field of astronomy and astrobiology, suggested that the virus lives on a comet, and part of this space block may have fallen to Earth. Indeed, something similar was observed over China in October 2019.

Thus, comets carrying viruses are also responsible for past pandemics. But people are also intimidated by the headlines about other space viruses. Moreover, more aggressive and dangerous, according to the professor of Yale University Dov Greenbaum. Here are some of the headlines dotting the space of the Internet: "The existence of alien viruses has been proven".

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