Join us at the Crow’s Nest Preserve for our monthly club meeting.
Our Guest Speaker will be Tony Nicastro from West Chester University.
Here’s a preview:
Because the mechanism for the origin of life on Earth is currently unknown and because apparently life arose very early in the evolution of the planet, some astrobiologists indicate that the time interval between Earth’s formation and the rise of life is too small for the requisite complex biochemistry to have occurred. Scientists have suggested life arose elsewhere in the Galaxy and was deposited here in ejecta from some planet on which life formed. In particular, we will investigate whether genetic material can survive the time scales needed for interstellar trajectories and the damaging effects of the ubiquitous cosmic rays in our Galaxy.