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Organic Molecule, Amino Acid-Like, Found In Constellation Sagittarius

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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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Day by day we are finding more 'evidence' that there may be life. Not necessarily 'integelegent life' but life none the less.
The more we look the more we find. I am sure it is only a matter of time before we see someone looking back and waving at us.


Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn have detected for the first time a molecule closely related to an amino acid: amino acetonitrile. The organic molecule was found with a 30 metre radio telescope in Spain and two radio interferometers in France and Australia in the "Large Molecule Heimat", a giant gas cloud near the galactic centre in the constellation Sagittarius



The "Large Molecule Heimat" is a very dense, hot gas clump within the star forming region Sagittarius B2. In this source of only 0,3 light-year diameter, which is heated by a deeply embedded newly formed star, most of the interstellar molecules known to date have been found, including the most complex ones such as ethyl alcohol, formaldehyde, formic acid, acetic acid, glycol aldehyde (a basic sugar), and ethylene glycol.[/ex[


"Finding amino acetonitrile has greatly extended our insight into the chemistry of dense, hot star-forming regions. I am sure we will be able to identify in the future many new, even more complex organic molecules in the interstellar gas. We already have several candidates!" says Karl Menten, director at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy and head of the "Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy" research group.




posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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The case for alien life really has been receiving an overwhelming amount of new evidence lately. This is somewhere around the 10th piece of info discovered this year already!



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 11:28 PM
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Is this a bad thing? Each piece of info has been unique so somewhere amongst it all has to be something if we follow the breads crumbs far enough. Dont you think?



 
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