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Comets as vectors of life

Credit: ESA — The analyzes carried out on data collected by the Rosetta spacecraft made it possible to establish that the jets emitted by Comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko contain, among other compounds, organic molecules and molecular oxygen

Comets hosting possible microbial life

As we have seen in the first part of this story, the study’s authors believe it is extremely unlikely that complex biological structures such as enzymes could have formed by chance, especially in an environment subjected to hellish conditions, such as those existing on…




Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Space Exploration, Science Fiction, Technology

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Michele Diodati

Michele Diodati

Science writer with a lifelong passion for astronomy and comparisons between different scales of magnitude.

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