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Life Not-As-We-Know-It: Methane Biochmeistry

The recent confirmation of the existence of a molecule called Acrylonitrile (also known as Vinyl Cyanide) in the atmosphere of Titan has me thinking about the possibilities of alternative biochemistries. This confirmation (following up on previous data from several years … Continue reading

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Worlds Around Brown Dwarfs: When is a Planet a Planet?

I’ve always found brown dwarfs to be fascinating objects, and as such I’ve recently been re-reading papers about their formation and unusual chemistry. Brown dwarfs are strange, transitionary objects; they’re sort of in between being a planet and a star. … Continue reading

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