View Full Version : Could AA Tauri Hold the Biochemical Key to Extra-Terrestrial Life?

2008-Mar-13, 09:40 PM
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has measured huge quantities of water and organic compounds surrounding the star AA Tauri, 450 light years from Earth. AA Tauri is a young star, only a million years old, not too dissimilar to our Sun when it was a baby. What makes AA Tauri even more special is that it [...]

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2008-Mar-13, 10:04 PM
It's a shame that its so young; the neighborhood might not be interesting there for a couple of billion years.

Still it may lead to clues that other stars of this type are fertile hunting grounds for habitable worlds, and it might be a great nearby place to run when our own sun starts to age....