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Explaining the Seeds of Life in Asteroids

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:10 PM

Rensselaer Researchers Propose New Theory To Explain Seeds of Life in Asteroids


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute said:

A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids. In place of the outdated theory, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute propose a new theory based on a richer, more accurate image of magnetic fields and solar winds in the early solar system, and a mechanism known as multi-fluid magneto-hydrodynamics to explain the ancient heating of the asteroid belt.

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