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2010-02-16 12:25:00

Experts said a meteorite that crashed into Earth 40 years ago contains millions of different carbon-containing, or organic, molecules, BBC News reported. Scientists say that such organic compounds are life's building blocks, and are a sign of conditions in the early Solar System, yet they are not necessarily a sign of life. The Murchison meteorite could even be older than the Sun, according to the research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Philippe...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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