posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 03:08 PM
Here is a very interesting article I found today on Yahoo news. I think it may fit nicely here.
Astronomers Detect First Organic Molecule on an Exoplanet
"A team of astronomers led by Mark Swain of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena , Calif. , has made the first detection ever of an organic
molecule in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting another star. The breakthrough, made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is an
important step in eventually identifying signs of life on a planet outside our solar system.
The molecule found by Hubble is methane, which under the right circumstances can play a key role in prebiotic chemistry - the chemical reactions
considered necessary to form life as we know it."
With this discovery would it be possible at this point to go ahead and begin starseeding?
If it is possible will the organic life even be compatible with the organic organism's that we could introduce?
Are we playing God or just assuring that in a billion years from now the possibility of human life will again exist should we perish from the face of