FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 23, 2019

Could there be life without carbon? (video)

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2019 — One element is the backbone of all forms of life we’ve ever discovered on Earth: carbon. Number six on the periodic table is, to the best of our knowledge, impossible to live without. In this episode of Reactions, discover what makes carbon so exceptional, its nearly infinite capabilities and intergalactic implications: https://youtu.be/VUiDwrM2YPI.

Youtube ID: VUiDwrM2YPI

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