Mighty alcohol

, by  Valentin Murariu

So, my friends, as human knowledge gets more diversified, the guys at Discovery News tell us that alcohol can be/is created into deep space, where the temperature comes close to absolute zero. How that can happen ? The smart guys tell us:

Through a quirk of quantum physics, it’s possible for two particles to overcome the electrostatic barrier. The quantum “wave-like” nature of particles allows a small probability that “quantum tunneling” may occur through the electrostatic barrier, an effect that completely surpasses the repulsive electrostatic force. Once the electrostatic barrier is overcome, the strong force (the powerful force that binds the nuclei of atoms) allows the methanol and hydroxyl radicals to bind, thereby facilitating the chemical reaction that creates methoxy radicals.

I’d also say: go and pick up a copy of Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky (briefing available from Wikipedia, and you could buy it, for example, from Amazon) - that’s a nice book from a guy who has spent a lot of time reading ancient texts and putting them together into an amazing/puzzling theory.

Just not to forget: recently, I have stumbled upon this article from BBC: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130524-our-best-hope-to-find-alien-life/all, where they talk about Europa, one of Jupiter’s satellites:

Based on what we know about Europa today, we have good reason to believe that it is habitable – by Earth based standards – for life as we know it,” says Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Cool, isn’t it ?

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