Something make me very suspicious about reports that two months of blood-red rain over India in 2001 were actually showering extraterrestrial material onto the subcontinent. Apparently, some scientists are taking this very seriously. If true, it would be the first confirmed discovery of extraterrestrial life (other than possibly the Antarctic martian meteorite). it could also lend weight to the theory of panspermia . I'm not holding my breath, though.