Interstellar Gas Clouds Seed New Planets With Building Blocks of DNA”

Desert Gypsy's picture 6/24/13


During the past decade, astrochemists have found that DNA molecules, the fundamental building blocks of life, find their origins not on Earth, but in the Cosmos. They are the languange of the Universe –the information they inherited comes from the stars and the cosmic ecology that formed them.

In February, 2013, scientists using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia to study a giant cloud of gas some 25,000 light-years from Earth, near the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, announced that they had discovered a molecule thought to be a precursor to a key component of DNA and another that may have a role in the formation of the amino acid alanine.

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Mario's picture

important in these times haha, It made us/we/I remember it simplifies the process

Thank you