Stellar nurseries carry the stuff of life, long before stars

Organic compounds in nearby protostellar clouds point to star-planet evolution.

ESA/Herschel/NASA/JPL-Caltech; R. Hurt (JPL-Caltech), CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

“The basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets”

— Yancy Shirley

“[H]ow precursors to life came into existence, how they migrate and enter solar systems at later stages of star formation”

— Samantha Scibelli

This is the first story of many that will deal with Science. The bottom section of each science related story — this section — will be about related content; fragments of poems, music, scifi, or philosophy.

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