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Fraser
2007-Aug-15, 10:36 PM
As if searching for life wasn't already difficult enough, physicists now think that clouds of particles in space could mimic the behaviour of life: dividing, replicating and even evolving. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/15/self-organizing-space-dust-could-be-a-precursor-to-life/)

iantresman
2007-Aug-16, 12:41 AM
And of course we all remember the "DNA Nebula (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0317_060317_dna_nebula.html)"?

Perhaps it's no coincidence that Irving Langmuir coined the word "plasma" after the life-like properties of blood plasma.(ref (http://www.plasmacoalition.org/what.htm))

Grand_Lunar
2007-Aug-17, 11:20 PM
Very cool. :)

Perhaps this could help know about life's origins even better.
Also, this may give more hope for life beyond Earth, IMO.

Jerry
2007-Aug-23, 02:08 PM
I have often wondered if the true structure of the atom is not a braided torus.