07 May 2006

Looks like we need to simmer the primordial soup more

So says ScienceMag, referring to work by six members of Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, France:

Interplanetary dust particles contain organic matter thought to have formed either before our solar system or early in its history. Similar matter appears in the oldest meteorites.

So says Bernard Marty, who is presumably a manager since he’s not listed in the shortform as a directly contributing scientist.

So... it looks like the Solar System’s “primordial soup” needs a little more conceptual ordering than was so recently thought to be necessary.

On one hand, it is truly excellent and inspiring to see real scientists willing to “step outside” to risk asking for a controversial change; on the other hand, here was innocent little me thinking the multitude of *ordial systems to be complex enough already...

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