Wednesday, October 12, 2005

NASA Discovers Life's Building Blocks Are Common In Space

SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

"A team of NASA exobiology researchers revealed today organic chemicals that play a crucial role in the chemistry of life are common in space.
'Our work shows a class of compounds that is critical to biochemistry is prevalent throughout the universe,' said Douglas Hudgins, an astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley. He is principal author of a study detailing the team's findings that appears in the Oct. 10 issue of the Astrophysical Journal."