DNA In Stars

Larry Trask / Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 5:17 p.m. / Science

This has nothing to do with anything, but it's still hella cool.  Scientists, using a big huge telescope located in West Virginia, found molecules thought to be precursors to DNA in a giant cloud of gas some 25,000 light-years from Earth. How did they find these things? By detecting the tiny amounts of energy emitted or absorbed when the molecule changes from one rotational state to another. Crazy.

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