Theory how the Discovery of Giant Buckyball Molecules could Point to the Existence of Life on

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On July 22nd, 2010, a piece of potentially groundbreaking news reached the mainstream media and has since been promoted all over the world. This is the discovery of “Buckyballs”, the largest known molecules, roaming freely in outer space. The molecules were discovered for the first time in the remnants of a burnt out star. The Buckyballs, which are named for their sheer size and pattern resembling that of a soccer ball were first created in laboratory conditions twenty five years ago when mimicking the conditions of space, but they have never been seen freely in space. Using a deep analysis, exactly how could the discovery of these Buckyballs relate to life on other planets?

The Buckyballs despite their sheer size and stature are still molecules. Molecules are known to be a part of the creation of life. It is written that genes which make up a person’s body are made from DNA, DNA of which itself is made up of molecules. If the discovery of these large football shaped molecules in outer space is looked at in depth, could these molecules themselves be an element of life creation? If DNA is made up of smaller molecules that create a person’s body, what if on other planets, there is life that is made up of larger molecules?

That is not to suggest of course that there are giant people living on other planets, but then again, it simply raises the question; what if? When it comes to the vast out of reach area known as outer space, it would certainly not be foolish to jump to any conclusions. Could a giant race of humanoid creatures created by these molecules exist somewhere, hidden in the deepest, darkest regions of the galaxy?

There is certainly evidence of life on other planets that has been studied and publicly broadcast ever since investigations in outer space began generations ago. The existence of remnants of water beds lying in craters as well as the potential condition for life on certain planets, and now the existence of molecules in space makes it too much of a coincidence for us on planet Earth to be the only planet that has living, breathing people on it. If molecules truly do make up the pattern of DNA that creates life, the existence of molecules in outer space could quite easily signal that life does, or once did exist on other planets and the molecules that make it up, or once made it up still remain floating around the galaxies.

Molecules react based on hot and cold; heat makes the move faster whereas cold makes them slow down. If these molecules move around outer space in the same way to the same rule, what if these Buckyballs continue floating and eventually meet other molecules that could create the amino-acid protein pattern to create life, or does the very discovery of these molecules indicate that such an occurrence has in-fact already happened? Outer space is a true mystery, but the constant evolution of mankind to make such discoveries as giant molecules in the remnants of a star just raises further mysteries. Does life on other planets exist and does the discovery of such molecules point us in the right direction to finding it or is it swaying us away from the answers and the truth that we as human beings seek?

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