August 27, 2021

Episode 292: Studying chemistry in space

Some theorists believe life on Earth originated among the stars.

AZSCI 292 chemistry in space Interstellar gas cloud
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Studying chemistry in space

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University of Arizona astrochemist Lucy Ziurys spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

Some theorists believe life on Earth originated among the stars. University of Arizona astrochemist Lucy Ziurys uses radio telescopes to search for molecules in interstellar space. She says asteroids roaming the galaxy could have carried organic chemistry to our solar system billions of years ago.

Lucy Ziurys spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

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