Astrobiology: September 2004 Archives

20 September 2004: Cold Sugar in Space Provides Clue to the Molecular Origin of Life, NRAO

"Astronomers using the NSF's giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope have discovered a frigid reservoir of simple sugar molecules in a cloud of gas and dust 26,000 light-years away, near the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The discovery suggests how the molecular building blocks necessary for the creation of life could first form in interstellar space."

20 September 2004: Water and methane maps overlap on Mars: a new clue?, ESA

"Recent analyses of ESA's Mars Express data reveal that concentrations of water vapour and methane in the atmosphere of Mars significantly overlap. This result, from data obtained by the Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS), gives a boost to understanding of geological and atmospheric processes on Mars, and provides important new hints to evaluate the hypothesis of present life on the Red Planet."

2 September 2004: Reports of SETI@home Extraterrestrial Signal Highly Exaggerated, Planetary Society

"A rash of reports in recent days that SETI@home has discovered a likely signal from an alien civilization are highly exaggerated, says SETI@home Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer of U.C. Berkeley."


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