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Scientists Verify Stars Create “Building Blocks of Life”

Scientists have long held that stars are the source of the raw elements that make up our world and other planets. Now scientists have discovered that stars also create the organic molecules which are the ‘buildings blocks of life’ — on earth and possibly elsewhere too, since the molecules are widely distributed.

The discovery by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London was recently summarized in an article in The Telegraph.

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Ancient practitioners of the religion of the sun viewed the Sun as a creator; this discovery reinforces how their beliefs were in line with cosmic reality.

The article in The Telegraph provides an overview of the discovery and its scientific significance:

When Carl Sagan, the late American astrophysicist, made the comment that ‘we are made of star-stuff’ he meant that all the elements on Earth were once produced in the heart of stars before being flung out into the universe in giant supernovae.

But British scientists have now discovered that the actual building blocks of life itself are also found floating in stardust.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London discovered an organic compound in the swirling material which is forming new stars 400 light years away in the constellation Ophiuchus, The Serpent Bearer.

The area of space is significant because it is a mirror image of how our own Solar System formed billions of years ago, suggesting that life in our section of the universe probably got going in a similar way. It also means alien life elsewhere is more likely…

About the author

Matthew Osmund

Matthew Osmund is Chief Editor of, a website exploring the history and practice of the ancient Religion of the Sun. A keen writer since his youth, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and has a natural interest in probing hidden truths and higher knowledge. He felt called to study spirituality in 2004 and has pursued it ever since. On The Spiritual Sun, he directs his skills and inquisitive nature towards shedding light on the ancient Religion of the Sun, which he investigates both as a writer/researcher and practitioner.


  • Thank you Matthew for the article.

    I always find stargazing inspiring and knowing that organic compounds exist around newborn stars even before planets crystallise adds yet more magic to looking up.

  • It’s amazing to contemplate how the atoms and elements within us originated in the stars, with the individual components within us being recycled over millions of years, throughout many forms. Thanks for sharing this article.

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