On 11/18/2014 11:49 AM, salyavin808 wrote:
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote :
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its
comet, scientists have confirmed. The compounds were picked up by a
German-built instrument designed to "sniff" the comet's thin atmosphere.
OK - so organic molecules aren't life as we know it, but they were
found on a measly comet. Pity we've lost the phone connection - just
when the conversation was getting interesting.
Cool! That's just the sort of thing it was after. Just think, they'll
be more than 3.5 billion years old and the very same stuff that we are
ultimately made of, sitting on a comet all that time. That's my sense
of perspective satisfied for the day. Cheers!
And apparently, they think Philae might come back to life when it gets
closer to the sun. So maybe there's more..
So what happens when a chunk of a comet with some molecules in it hits
the earth, is able to survive the entrance to the atmosphere and decides
this is a new cool place to live?