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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-are-made-of-star-stuff dept.
AnonTechie writes "Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., today released a significant expansion and upgrade to a public, on-line database that houses a unique and extensive collection of information about a family of complex, carbon-rich molecules that are both widespread and abundant throughout the universe. Scientists believe more than 20 percent of the carbon in the universe is tied up in this extensive family of compounds, collectively know as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or simply PAHs.
 
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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by aristarchus on Wednesday February 26 2014, @06:38AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @06:38AM (#7153) Journal

    Simple, really. High compression ratios, ignition, voila! Organic nano-particles we can track through space. (So long as we are following a diesel spacecraft.)

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