SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: The Milky Way and the Southern Cross become visible above the Sydney Opera House during Earth Hour on March 31, in Sydney, Australia. The entire city of Sydney, including companies, government departments, individuals and families have been urged to switch off their lights for one hour. The event is the launch of a 12 month campaign organised by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Australia to reduce Sydney's greenhouse gas emissions by 5%. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
A thousand light years from Earth, astronomers believe they have made a discovery that may prove life not only comes from stars, but is spread everywhere throughout the universe.
Update, 6:20 p.m.: It’s worth noting the research behind this finding is separate from the study debunked by Phil Plait on Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog today.