We all fell from the sky, 2017 - 2018
For the past few years, multiple space organizations have been working on the question if life could have been created by a meteorite impact. Therefore, scientists are busy unravelling the formula of creating life. Meteorite impacts are one of the most destructive forces of the universe, however they also create something new. There exists a parallel between the fertile soil created by the impact and the common idea that meteorites contain bacterial life forms that once might have created life on earth.
Being inspired by the main character Alfred of the book Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans, I decided to follow the steps of a geologist and went on a journey to the Rieskrater (Germany), a meteorite crater from millions of years ago, to investigate the traces left by the impact. With me, one big question arose: Did we fall from the sky?
Attraction of matter