[ExI] Abiogenesis

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Sat Feb 9 07:48:03 UTC 2019

Here is more evidence that Sagittarius A*'s radio jet seeded life on  
Earth. This time it's like a smoking gun. They have found complex  
chiral organic compounds in the center of the galaxy. They even have  
the suspect SgrA* in their picture! Only they think meteorites brought  
the chiral molecules to Earth. That's a long trip. Lol.


"A team of scientists using highly sensitive radio telescopes has  
discovered the first complex organic chiral molecule in interstellar  
space. The molecule, propylene oxide (CH3CHOCH2), was found near the  
center of our Galaxy in an enormous star-forming cloud of dust and gas  
known as Sagittarius B2 (Sgr B2).

The research was undertaken primarily with the National Science  
Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia as part of  
the Prebiotic Interstellar Molecular Survey. Additional supporting  
observations were taken with the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

“This is the first molecule detected in interstellar space that has  
the property of chirality, making it a pioneering leap forward in our  
understanding of how prebiotic molecules are made in the Universe and  
the effects they may have on the origins of life,” said Brett McGuire,  
a chemist and Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Radio  
Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Propylene oxide is among the most complex and structurally intricate  
molecules detected so far in space,” said Brandon Carroll, a chemistry  
graduate student at the California Institute of Technology in  
Pasadena. “Detecting this molecule opens the door for further  
experiments determining how and where molecular handedness emerges and  
why one form may be slightly more abundant than the other.”

McGuire and Carroll share first authorship on a paper published today  
in the journal Science. They also are presenting their results at the  
American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, California."

Stuart LaForge

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