Life’s Building Blocks Observed in Space-Like Environment

News   Dec 13, 2017 | Original Story from the American Institute of Physics.

 
Life’s Building Blocks Observed in Space-Like Environment

Low-energy electron impact mediates the creation of new complex organic molecules, such as ethanol, in astrophysical/planetary model ices containing methane and oxygen; while some of the new species desorb as ions, many remain in the surface ices. Credit: The photo of Jupiter’s moon Europa, inserted for the Platinum (Pt) substrate (bottom of the graphic), is credited to NASA, public domain images.

 
 
 

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