Sugar from outer space
In 2000, NASA and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory reported the discovery of a gaseous cloud containing sugar molecules, in which new stars are forming near the center of the galaxy.
In 2019, an international team of scientists discovered sugar, in the form of ribose on two meteorites. Ribose is a five-carbon sugar found in Ribonucleic acid or RNA, which is a component of all living things on earth. It is hypothesized that these carbon-carrying rocks, along with their sugar stowaways, became key ingredients in the primordial gumbo and the beginning of early life on earth.
So, the next time you are enjoying a sweet treat, while looking at the night sky and into the vast universe, take a moment to contemplate that maybe a life form on a distant planet is doing the same thing.
Born in NYC, Stylo attended college at the School of Visual Arts with a concentration in illustration/painting.
In 1980 Stylo moved to New Orleans, to accept a staff illustrator position at the local newspaper. For over 30 years he was part of this creative and award winning team.
Stylo’s personal practice focuses on cross-disciplinary inquiry, combining painting, drawing, printmaking and digital art, including animation.
Stylo posts a weekly visual exercise on Instagram, “Aliens I have known”.
He is one of the founding creators of the New Orleans Draw-A-Thon and a member of the Antenna collective.
Website – stylomoniker.com