What is life? And will we find it on other planets

Credit: American Chemical Society.

How did life get started on Earth?

And how are we using what we know to look for it throughout the galaxy?

Chemistry is helping us figure out how life got started on Earth and is giving us molecules to look for on other planets.

In this episode of Reactions, we break down what “life” is and how likely we are to find it out in the cosmos.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

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