Spreading Chirality Throughout the Galaxy and Throughout the Earth

  • Richard N. BoydEmail author
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


To what extent would the molecules that have been processed by SNAAP become widely distributed throughout the Galaxy? As we discussed in earlier chapters, the molecules are thought to be created and contained, probably in dust grains, possibly in larger objects such as meteoroids or even comets (which could be agglomerations of grains) in the molecular clouds that pervade the Galaxy. The objects must then come relatively close to a star when it becomes a supernova so that they can be processed by the supernova neutrinos. Would this model predict the creation of a homochiral environment on Earth? Would it create the same chirality in every planetary environment? This chapter revisits amplifi cation in these contexts, and presents an experimental test for the SNAAP model. It also revisits the cometary missions, and predicts the results from them for the SNAAP model and the circularly polarized light model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio State University (Emeritus)WindsorUSA

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