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Jastrow 1974

Jastrow, R., 1974: Sky reporter: Are we alone in the cosmos? Nat. Hist., 83, no. 6, 62-65.

Water is the elixir of life. It is essential not only for life as we know it but for almost any form of life that can be imagined on an earth like planet. Because the earth has water in abundance, it offfers a congenial home to life. The moon is bone-dry, and that is why it is almost certainly lifeless.

An ample supply of water is essential for the origin of life because water provides a fluid medium in which amino acids and other basic molecules of the living cell can drift freely about. Moving at random, they often collide. Such collisions are important because they provide the chance for each molecule to come into repeated contact with other molecules.

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  author={Jastrow, R.},
  title={Sky reporter: Are we alone in the cosmos?},
  journal={Nat. Hist.},

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ID  - ja06200a
AU  - Jastrow, R.
PY  - 1974
TI  - Sky reporter: Are we alone in the cosmos?
JA  - Nat. Hist.
VL  - 83
IS  - 6
SP  - 62
EP  - 65
ER  -

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