From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

isn’t that what SETI looks for?
black holes create a high degree of order
arguably they create all order
so this shouldn’t surprise us

but is it alive?
maybe we just reflect it
its countless parasites

everything orbits
why would it not be the same at every level?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20060315/sc_space/cosmicdnadoublehelixspottedinspace
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060315/i/r1008692892.jpg?x=345&y=345&sig=WnQfYxCUURLo1c5ydFnwMw–

Magnetic forces at the center of the galaxy have twisted a nebula into
the shape of DNA, a new study reveals.

The double helix shape is commonly seen inside living organisms, but
this is the first time it has been observed in the cosmos.

“Nobody has ever seen anything like that before in the cosmic realm,”
said the study’s lead author Mark Morris of UCLA. “Most nebulae are
either spiral galaxies full of stars or formless amorphous
conglomerations of dust and gas-space weather. What we see indicates
a high degree of order.”