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Hydrocarbon molecules in space

  1. Jan 10, 2004 #1

    Maybe is true after all that we are all "sons of the stars"
    This is a strong evidence that life is spread throughout the cosmos, don't you think?
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  3. Jan 10, 2004 #2


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    It's certain that you and I - and Monique, and all of us - are composed largely of 'star-stuff'! Apart from the hydrogen in our bodies (most of which probably didn't pass through a star between its birth - when the universe was less than a second old - and the formation of the Earth), almost every atom of every other element was created hearts of stars.

    It may a little premature to say that observations of simple organic molecules in space is strong evidence 'that life is spread throughout the cosmos' - there's still the small question of showing how small organic molecules in space become living things. [b(]
  4. Jan 14, 2004 #3

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    That is interesting though...
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