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Michael Burton - Astronomical Bodies

Michael Burton - Astronomical Bodies

Astronomical Bodies is based on the research of Dr. Terence Kee of the University of Leeds. He proposes that that a reactive form of phosphorus arrived on the early Earth via meteorite impacts. His research found that phosphorus from space was more suitable for the chemical reactions to develop complex life. 

Astronomical Bodies reverses this process and tries to transform phosphorus harvested from the body – in the form of kidney stones and urine – into manmade meteorites. Rather than the traditional idea of transpermia addressed in a host of science fiction writings and films, Astronomical Bodies proposes that the galactic transferal of life-promoting chemicals is a natural process that we can facilitate. 

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17.02 to 19.05.2013
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