SETI bioastro: Major news from "Stardust"

From: Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 11:48:34 PDT


From: "Bruce Moomaw" <moomaw@jps.net>
To: "Europa Icepick Group" <europa@klx.com>
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:

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news80.html

                                                            Bruce Moomaw

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