“Vital for Life on Earth” –Phosphorus-Rich Stars Critical in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

  “Our Sun has relatively high phosphorus and Earth biology requires a small, but noticeable, amount of the element. So, on rocky planets that form around host stars with less phosphorus, it’s likely that it will be unavailable for potential life on that planet’s surface,” said planetary astrophysicist, Natalie Hinkel, a Southwest Research Institute scientist … Continue reading “Vital for Life on Earth” –Phosphorus-Rich Stars Critical in Search for Extraterrestrial Life