Principal Chemical to Seed Life Found
Have you ever heard of the chemical hydroxylamine? Astronomers are saying that this molecule, which is made up of atoms of nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen, may be the seed bomb to fertilize life on other planets, and may in fact be the key ingredient to the development of life on earth.
Now, it’s not like we can sprinkle some of this chemical on the surface of existing planet and, boom, humans will burst through the ground along with plants and other animals. Traces of this chemical was found near a star-forming region thousands of light years away from earth. Timing is everything when it comes to introducing these ingredients for life to emerge.
Some astronomers believe that life develops on a planet when comets, asteroids, and meteors that are formed in interstellar clouds crash into developing planets and deposit the chemicals that make up said clouds into the planets. As life bubbles escape from hydrothermal vents from the planet’s surface, the material that seeds life could very well have come from the deposits from space.
But how do we prove this theory correct? Astronomers search for traces of inorganic molecular compounds lingering around interstellar clouds that react with other molecules to form the building blocks of life, like components that make up DNA. Although not quite confirmed yet, a weak trace of hydroxylamine was discovered in a violent space-rock collision in a star-forming region of the Milky Way.
Could this discovery lead to the development of Earthling-like capsules used to fertilize developing planets? Could life emerge and develop freely, or would this chemical lead to an undesirable variation of conscious beings? With the recent images discovered by Chile’s observatory of the dark space cloud Lupus 3, which is surrounding a cluster of new star formations, you start to wonder what ingredients that dark cloud could be feeding the emerging planets. Since we do not know what makes up these planet seed bombs, any combination can lead to all forms of conscious life forms.
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