archiv~1.txt: SETI Stardust Melody: DIBs & PAHs

SETI Stardust Melody: DIBs & PAHs

John Bush ( jebush@ridgecrest.ca.us )
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:51:03 -0800 (PST)

Scientific American online has an interesting article: "The Raw Materials -
The chemistry of life is an integral part of the process that births stars"

It concludes:
If the new astronomical data and experimental results continue to withstand
scrutiny, the conclusion is a reassuring affirmation of our origins. The
vast interstellar clouds that spawn new generations of galaxies, stars and
planets are also the incubators of life. The prebiotic compounds that they
produce sift down in a cosmic rain, not just on Earth but on any hospitable
planet in the cosmos. The stuff of life is stardust and we are created of
it--and, yes, we are probably not alone.
--By Alan Hall

Full story here: http://www.sciam.com/explorations/1999/032299life/index.html