Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Exploding stars and DNA

    Our Galaxy is filled with high-energy subatomic particles generated by exploding stars or supernovae, also known as cosmic rays. These particles strike the Earth’s atmosphere and produce more (secondary) particles, which damages the ozone layer and causes DNA damage to terrestrial and marine life. In Carl Sagan's words: " The evolution of life is driven in parts through mutations by the