"The Prebiotic Interstellar Molecular Survey is the culmination of a nearly decade-long research campaign with the GBT," said Anthony Remijan, an astrochemist with the NRAO and head of the research team. "It is an invaluable resource and helps us understand the cosmic origins of this and other simil
Anthony Remijan, Assistant Scientist in charge of ALMA Commissioning and Science Verification for NRAO, said in the press conference, "There was a not a whole lot of time to form molecules" from the birth of our planet "to the beginning of the fossil record." Though the technology does not yet exist
Date: Nov 07, 2014
Ingredients to DNA Discovered in Interstellar Space! Cosmic Origin of Life
"Finding these molecules in an interstellar gas cloud means that important building blocks for DNA and amino acids can 'seed' newly-formed planets with the chemical precursors for life," said Anthony Remijan of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in a press release.