Nitrogen, Not H20, Key to Finding E.T.

According to some college professors, the key to finding life on another planet isn’t through water. It’s through nitrogen.

According to a released statement, four USC professors proposed searching for organic nitrogen as a sign of extraterrestrial life in the May 5 issue of Science magazine.

Kenneth Nealson, professor of earth science at USC, said the discovery of nitrogen would be a more telling sign of life because it is not a major element of rocks and minerals and would prove the existence of another form of life that had once existed there.

“If your goal is to search for life, it would be wise to include nitrogen,? Nealson said.

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