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fatty acids
2015-03-23 14:31:23

The first “wet chemistry” experiment conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover may have found evidence of long-chain carboxylic acid, a fatty acid that could be the latest organic molecule to be discovered on Mars, researchers from the US space agency have revealed.

Tagish Lake Meteorites Help Solve Amino Acid Mysteries
2012-07-26 14:48:28

New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations.

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2011-01-26 11:53:59

Scientists have found more evidence that life on Earth may have been seeded by material from asteroids or comets.

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2011-01-19 12:15:00

According to new NASA research, a wider range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth.

2009-03-17 12:46:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientists analyzing the dust of meteorites have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We found more support for the idea that biological molecules, like amino acids, created in space and brought to Earth by meteorite impacts help explain why life is left-handed," said Dr.

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2009-03-17 12:15:00

NASA scientists analyzing the dust of meteorites have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level.

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2006-12-14 14:25:00

Just as kits of little plastic bricks can be used to make everything from models of the space shuttle to the statue of liberty, comets are looking more and more like one of nature's toolkits for creating life.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.