Astrobiologists think they may have found where life came from — cyanide in meteorites!
Note the artfully deployed passive voice. One-way traffic “was finally counteracted by the launch of the first artificial satellites.” Who counteracted it?
The Drake equation is simply the product of a set of factors, estimating the number of active, technologically advanced, communicating civilizations in our galaxy.
“Not exactly proof” of extraterrestrial life, they say? It’s not a “proof” at all.
The authors argue that RNA molecules appeared in warm little ponds more than 4.17 billion years ago, transported by “meteorites and interplanetary dust particles.”