Main Question or Discussion Point
What is the most complex extraterrestrial molecule yet discovered?
Over 130 molecules have been identified in interstellar space so far, including sugars and ethanol. But amino acids are a particularly important find because they link up to form proteins, the molecules that run, and to a large extent make up our cells
It'd be something if terrestrial bacteria managed to survive and mutate into heterotrophs on the moon. The whole lunar surface might change color.Nommos Prime (Dogon) said:How about some common bacteria living on the Earth's Moon?
Streptococcus Mitis, (apparently, originally, from Earth);
Given the right strain, it might well ferment into cheese!It'd be something if terrestrial bacteria managed to survive and mutate into heterotrophs on the moon. The whole lunar surface might change color.
setAI said:wouldn't a binary or multiple star system or tight cluster consisting only of neutron stars technically be considered a molecule? and would it be complex based on transfinite numbers of neutrons- or simple?
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