8 Dec 2008

Signs of Life


http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2008-12-08-asteroid-collisions_N.htm


"Asteroid impacts, which have been fingered for killing off the dinosaurs and other mass extinctions, may have helped kick-start life in the first place, experiments by Japanese researchers suggest.
Earth's oceans formed about 4.3 billion years ago, a time when lunar craters suggest Earth suffered a bombardment of comet and asteroid chunks, note the researchers led by Yoshihiro Furukawa of Japan's Tohoku University.

...Perhaps "the bulk of the organic molecules necessary for life's origins were (created) by oceanic impacts of extraterrestrial objects," Furukawa and colleagues say in the current edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. Most asteroids contain some carbon, the basic element in organic molecules. So the researchers investigated whether an asteroid impact could serve as a chemistry lab for cooking up the ingredients for living tissues, the "pre-biotic soup" that some biologists suggest led to life.

..."This report lends support to the exciting hypothesis that terrestrial planets and icy moons are predisposed to origins of life" delivered by carbon-rich meteorite impacts, says astrobiologist Lisa Pratt of Indiana University in Bloomington. The new study has the "unexpected twist" of adding newly formed organic molecules from the impact event to any matter already inside the meteorite, Pratt says. "The long list of ingredients in pre-biotic soup just got longer." ~ Dan Vergano

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Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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