Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Life on Stars


Nature reports that a long-chain organic moleclue has been found "near a dying star and in a cloud of cold gas."

This is the fourth and largest organic substance found -or inferred - in between the stars in our galaxy.

Together this indicates that amino acids could form somewhere other than on planets.

Panspermia anybody?

I think I said earlier that it's never entirely wise to laugh at the old gentlemen.