Written by: Uncle Sam
When someone claims you’re as dense as a rock…stand proud..you come from good genes.
More and more scientific evidence is showing that life on planet Earth was seeded by comets and meteorites. According to the scientific community that holds to this idea, these floating pieces of space debris contain the very building blocks of life.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected generous amounts of nitrogen containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in a galaxy 12 million light years from Earth. PAH’s are molecular carbons that are absolutely essential to all that we recognize as living.
The Spitzer Space Telescope has been one of NASA’s most successful ventures of late. Besides the latest find, this modern marvel of engineering space technology has exposed how distant galaxies appear (in infrared), revealed dusty galactic hideouts seen only as faint blurs in past observations; and teaming up with the famous Hubble Telescope has shown an awesome combined imagery of the Sombrero Galaxy (pictured above), also known as Messier 104.