Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Are We Alone?

A story coming from Wired reports that a chemical spectral signature of the Orion Nebula has revealed that all of the elements of life have been found. According to the story, by Alexis Madrigal:
By finely separating the spectrum of incoming light, astronomers are able to detect the chemical fingerprints of molecules like water and methanol. The spectrograph that their work produces can be seen in the image above. The peaks represent the presence of the molecule indicated.
Here is the image from the Wired Story. Click on it to make it larger.

Way Cool!

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