...non-shocking news...

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  1. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Came across this little article : http://www.space.com/29049-life-ingredients-found-around-star.html

    ...more at : http://www.space.com/29049-life-ingredients-found-around-star.html
     
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  3. jabbaska Registered Member

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    Well, that is mighty interesting. Thanks for showing it.
     
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  5. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, nice article...Just to add though, these same complex elements have been evidenced in interstellar dust clouds before, and of course the known chemistry of stars are the same everywhere.
    In essence the stuff of life is plentiful everywhere, and the extreme likelyhood of "Panspermia" would see the emergence of life magnified even more.
    As our great friend Carl Sagan once said..."We are all Star Stuff"
     
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  7. jabbaska Registered Member

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    Star Stuff indeed. We, the stars, the planets and everything else, are family.
     
  8. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    • You have repeatedly been warned about your vindictive and stalker-like behavior... now knock it off.
    Please cite some truly Scientific/Academic/Reputable examples of "complex elements".

    Please cite some truly Scientific/Academic/Reputable examples of "complex elements" having "been evidenced in interstellar dust clouds before".
     
  9. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    I think everyone realizes he meant complex molecules.

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    It must be nice to never make a minor error.
     
  10. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    My apologies dmoe, I did mean complex molecules, and highlighting the fact that the article although interesting, was a tiny bit sensationalistic in claiming that this was the first time organic molecules were found in accretted gas clouds, hence my remark, "In essence the stuff of life is plentiful everywhere, and the extreme likelyhood of "Panspermia" would see the emergence of life magnified even more.
    As our great friend Carl Sagan once said..."We are all Star Stuff" which I'm sure you agree with in totality.
     
  11. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    In actual fact from your own article it does say.........
    While astronomers have found simple volatilesin disks around other stars, complex organic molecules such as those spotted by the team have remained more difficult to pin down in previously studied disks. These complex elements exist in interstellar clouds between stars, but scientists were unsure if the elements could survive the energetic formation of a young solar system, where radiation could break apart their bonds. But the material surrounding MWC 480 is awash in the building blocks of life.
    and the link within your link at
    says......

    Researchers at the University of Hong Kong observed stars at different evolutionary phases and found that they are able to produce complex organic compounds and eject them into space, filling the regions between stars. The compounds are so complex that their chemical structures resemble the makeup of coal and petroleum, the study's lead author Sun Kwok, of the University of Hong Kong, said.

    In light of all that, I withdraw my apology.

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  12. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    In any case no scientific minded person could disagree with the fact that
    "We are all Star Stuff"
     
  13. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    ...yeah..."non-shocking"...

    whom should I thank?
     

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