Monday, 24 October 2016
Starlight found to be a key ingredient in forming the stuff of life
To have life, you first need organic molecules, but where did these come from? It's a big question that isn't easy to answer, but data from ESA's Herschel Space Observatoryindicates that ultraviolet light from stars may be a key factor in turning interstellar gases into complex molecules. According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, infrared observations of the Orion Nebula show that starlight could be what drives the formation of precursor chemicals that become the building blocks of life.
.. Continue Reading Starlight found to be a key ingredient in forming the stuff of life
Six million years ago, the Milky Way blew its lid
Determining the age of stars with sound waves
Astronomers discover the biggest thing in the Universe
Is this what Planet 9 looks like?
Charge injection device boosts chances of detecting Earth-like planets near bright stars
A preview of the beautiful way our sun will die