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Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics announced that electrically charged dust can organize itself into double helixes resembling DNA; these objects, known as plasma crystals, also exhibit some of the characteristics of living things, such as the ability to share information. The most likely environment for plasma crystals in our solar system would be the rings of Saturn or Uranus.

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Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics announced that electrically charged dust can organize itself into double helixes resembling DNA; these objects, known as plasma crystals, also exhibit some of the characteristics of living things, such as the ability to share information. The most likely environment for plasma crystals in our solar system would be the rings of Saturn or Uranus.

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