SETI bioastro: Major news from "Stardust"

From: Larry Klaes (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 11:48:34 PDT

From: "Bruce Moomaw" <>
To: "Europa Icepick Group" <>
Subject: Major news from "Stardust"
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:45:48 -0700
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        The Stardust spacecraft has just returned its first scientific
discovery -- and it's one of enormous astrobiological importance. Its
on-board analyses unexpectedly indicate that most interstellar dust is made,
not of minerals, but of extremely complex organic compounds -- the sort of
stuff (as the experimenter said) that would give a huge jump-start to the
evolution of life on any habitable world:

                                                            Bruce Moomaw

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