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Oxygen found in deep space

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Liquid oxygen is blue.
liquid oxygen/Warwick Hillier

This is a serious science story, not like this one.

From MSNBC, we learn: “Breathe easier: Oxygen molecules found in deep space: For first time, after nearly 230-year search, they turn up in region of Orion nebula.” Which solves a mystery:

“Oxygen is the third-most-common element in the universe and its molecular form must be abundant in space,” said Bill Danchi, Herschel program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

So where is it?

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Well, it could be

actually locked up in water ice that coats tiny dust grains.

This story features no fact-free comments about the origin of life or space aliens. But UD News thinks it takes three in a row to make a trend.

Scientists doing science, rather than shoddy metahpysics? What is the world coming to! Ilion

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