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(Vice)   Want to build your own habitable planet with blackjack and hookers? You might need a bunch of ammonia, formaldehyde and gamma rays   (vice.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Radioactive decay, Amino acid, Meteorite, amino acids, Chondrite, Carbonaceous chondrite, Earth, gamma rays  
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2022-12-07 6:09:28 PM  
Not a first of the kind, read about this 15+, 10yrs, 5 yrs ago and I'm fairly certain earlier this year. People need to read prior research.
 
2022-12-07 6:28:07 PM  

TX_Sarcassim: Not a first of the kind, read about this 15+, 10yrs, 5 yrs ago and I'm fairly certain earlier this year. People need to read prior research.


You mean the media rehashes the same old stories periodically and it's not news?  Wow! Someone should make a website dedicated to collecting such articles and coin a term for them
 
2022-12-07 6:34:41 PM  
"Life's origins may lie in outer space"

Are we sure the stuff wasn't purchased at Menards?
 
2022-12-07 6:37:36 PM  
Now, scientists led by Yoko Kebukawa, an astrobiologist at Yokohama National University, have experimentally demonstrated that formaldehyde and ammonia, common compounds in space rocks, can transform into amino acids when exposed to gamma rays, a finding that points to "a new prebiotic amino acid formation pathway that contributes to life's origin," according to a study published in ACS Central Science.

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2022-12-07 6:43:02 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Now, scientists led by Yoko Kebukawa, an astrobiologist at Yokohama National University, have experimentally demonstrated that formaldehyde and ammonia, common compounds in space rocks, can transform into amino acids when exposed to gamma rays, a finding that points to "a new prebiotic amino acid formation pathway that contributes to life's origin," according to a study published in ACS Central Science.

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Oh wait, I didn't follow the link to the Yokohama National University. Here's the life they created with gamma rays:

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2022-12-07 6:52:33 PM  

leeksfromchichis: TX_Sarcassim: Not a first of the kind, read about this 15+, 10yrs, 5 yrs ago and I'm fairly certain earlier this year. People need to read prior research.

You mean the media rehashes the same old stories periodically and it's not news?  Wow! Someone should make a website dedicated to collecting such articles and coin a term for them


Oops, you probably should have read the comment more closely. This particular study is recent and the results worthy of of media reporting. The comment was that the study had proved something that had already been proven.

No idea if previous studies came to the exact same chemistry conclusions, but that was the point nonetheless
 
2022-12-07 7:20:58 PM  
You get the right size/mass cloud of the right materials and let it collapse, and the collapse happens in such a way to form the right rocks in the right places, you're going to get life.

Every discovery we make on the subject makes it seem more and more an inevitability.

However, we're also seeing those odds are pretty long, and they only became non-zero relatively recently on cosmological time scales.

/we're not alone, but we could be the first on this block and the nearest neighbors are far enough away it's impossible to go meet them
 
2022-12-07 7:44:06 PM  
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"I uhh... already did that once. And it was fantastic, up until that Ass Guard guy ruined my whole setup. He better hope that ass guard is effective, you know? Like super, super effective... to guard against the extremely potent kicking I'll be bringing to that ass. Mr. Thunder from Down Under might be some kind of god or something, but my foot... will find a way."
 
2022-12-07 9:15:02 PM  
A guy could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff.
 
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