Viruses raining down from Earth’s atmosphere, say scientists

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

from news.sky.com

Scientists have discovered that millions of viruses are travelling around the Earth’s atmosphere. The viruses are transported up on the back of organic particles suspended in air and gas – and then rain down upon the ground.

This could explain how genetically identical viruses can be found enormous distances apart – by hitching a ride on smaller particles swept up into the atmosphere.

Scientists from universities in Canada, Spain and the US have also, for the first time, quantified the number of viruses that are being swept up from the ground into the atmosphere. (Read more here)

Seeing this headline reminded me of the post I’ve had waiting on viruses. I figured it would be greeted with disbelief but here’s the proof, the viruses are indeed raining down. 

Copy of DSCF4585 marian 2 Photo: geoengineering over Waikari, NZ by Marian Sutherland

To back track a little, when I first began to research the…

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