• @idoubtitM
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    211 months ago

    The molecule has been found in space, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t also have formed on earth pretty easily. This article has not been peer reviewed so, I don’t think it boosts the idea of panspermia very much.

    • @bhmnscmmOP
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      311 months ago

      The research has been submitted for peer-review, and the lead author seems relatively established in the field (not some fringe researcher). I agree though, the title of the article is pretty click-baity. I just wanted to play it safe and not add my own title.

      The molecule could absolutely have independently formed on Earth, but it’s still interesting that it has also been found in space. It adds at least a little bit of a scientific basis to a theory which has had very little evidence (afaik).