Reasons to Believe

Organics in Outer Space

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The hypothesis for the origin of life on Earth under strictly natural conditions, especially through interstellar or interplanetary transport, suffered another blow. Experiments conducted on five different Earth-orbiting Russian space missions revealed that infrared radiation in space decayed both nucleosides placed on the spacecraft and nucleotides synthesized during space travel. With long flight durations the degradation reactions always exceeded the synthesis reactions. Therefore, such life-critical molecules have little likelihood of arriving on Earth from space.

Evgenia A. Kuzicheva and Natalia B. Gontareva, “Exobiological Investigations on Russian Spacecrafts,” Astrobiology, 3 (2003), pp. 253-261.


RTB articles: audio tape of Fuz’ talk on the origin of life

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Life Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.