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Links for Saturday, June 14, 2008

  • Eureka Science News: Scientists Confirm That Parts Of Earliest Genetic Material May Have Come From The Stars – “Because meteorites represent left over materials from the formation of the solar system, the key components for life — including nucleobases — could be widespread in the cosmos.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: M51 Hubble Remix – “Image data from the Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys has been reprocessed to produce this alternative portrait of the well-known interacting galaxy pair. The processing has further sharpened details and enhanced color and contrast in otherwise faint areas, bringing out dust lanes and extended streams that cross the small companion, along with features in the surroundings and core of M51 itself.