View Full Version : Even the Early Universe Had the Ingredients for Life

2011-Oct-06, 09:50 PM
For us carbon-based life forms, carbon is a fairly important part of the chemical makeup of the Universe. However, carbon and oxygen were not created in the Big Bang, but rather much later in stars. How much later? In a surprising find, scientists have detected carbon much earlier in the Universe’s history than previously thought. [...]

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2011-Oct-07, 12:54 PM
Although, this more or less confirms what was already suspected: the ingredients for life as we know it were ubiquitous some 12G years ago. And to me, suggests life based on alternate chemistries could be exceedingly rare.