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Scientists have long delved into the mysteries of the origins of life here on Earth and more recently have found evidence pointing to the skies above us. Some evidence has been found in material created in space and delivered to Earth via comets and meteors, containing the building blocks for life.
The hunt for the organic molecules that create proteins and enzymes critical for life here on Earth has largely happened in sophisticated terrestrial laboratories equipped with high-tech gadgetry needed to tease out their presence in space rocks and other extraterrestrial samples.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
According to new NASA research, a wider range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth.
Experts said a meteorite that crashed into Earth 40 years ago contains millions of different carbon-containing, or organic, molecules.
The interstellar stuff that became incorporated into the planets and life on Earth has younger cosmic roots than theories predict, according to the University of Chicago postdoctoral scholar Philipp Heck and his international team of colleagues.
Scientists have reported the discovery of formic acid at record levels in a meteorite that splashed into Tagish Lake in Canada in 2000.
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.
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.
Londonâ€™s Natural History Museum has purchased a rare type of meteorite that could hold clues to the birth of our Solar System.
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