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15755Re: [gaiapc] Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

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  • narguimbau@earthlink.net
    12 Dec, 2017

      Here's a quotation from the article itself:


      "The research group found that a variety of small organic molecules were produced in icy films subjected to LEEs. Propylene, ethane and acetylene were all formed in films of frozen methane. When a frozen mixture of methane and oxygen was irradiated with LEEs, they found direct evidence that ethanol was formed.

      Indirect evidence for many other small organic molecules, including methanol, acetic acid and formaldehyde was found. In addition, both X-rays and LEEs produced similar results, although at different rates. Thus, it is possible that life's building blocks might have been made through chemical reactions induced by secondary electrons on icy surfaces in space exposed to any form of ionizing radiation".


      It's a stretch to call these mollelculles they actually did see "lfe's building blocks," and all they concluded was "it is possible that life's building blocks might have been made through chemical reactions induced by secondary electrons on icy surfaces in space exposed to any form of ionizing radiation".

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      On 12/12/2017 4:01 PM, Steve Kurtz kurtzs@... [gaiapc] wrote:
       

      Emergence is awe inspiring!

      Steve





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