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The galactic recipe for a living planet | Karin Öberg
Length | 13:32
Key takeaways -
For a planet to sustain life it needs to be the correct distance from a star, contain water and hydrogen cyanide.
Hydrogen cyanide is one of the main building blocks of planetary life.
Current telescopes do not have the power to detect molecules on the surface of planets.
In order to detect molecules scientists are starting to look for them during the formation of planets, where dust and gasses begin to combine around a star.
Karin Öberg has devised a method to detect hydrogen cyanide as planets are forming
This means there is an increased potential of finding life in our universe