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Karen Smith
2014-04-17 08:40:45

Bill Steigerwald, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been assisted by a supply of key molecules created in space and brought to Earth by comet and meteor impacts. "It is always difficult to put a value on the connection between meteorites and the origin of life; for...

Sutter's Mill Meteorite Under The Microscope
2012-12-21 05:32:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A meteorite study has led scientists to believe that asteroid surfaces may be more complex than previously thought. Scientists from around the world have come together to work on a meteor analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite that fell down to Earth in April 2012. The scientists reported in the journal Science that this particular meteor is an unusual example from a rare group known as carbonaceous chondrites. Samples from this...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations. Research analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada is providing strong evidence that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of common protein amino acids in meteorites. "Our analysis of the amino acids in meteorite fragments from Tagish Lake...

2011-08-03 14:36:52

Scientists have found opal-like crystals in the Tagish Lake meteorite, which fell to Earth in Canada in 2000. This is the first extraterrestrial discovery of these unusual crystals, which may have formed in the primordial cloud of dust that produced the sun and planets of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago, according to a report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Katsuo Tsukamoto and colleagues say that colloidal crystals such as opals, which form as an orderly array of...

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2011-06-10 05:40:00

According to a new discovery, some asteroids may have been like "molecular factories" cranking out life's ingredients and shipping them to Earth through meteorite impacts.  The research team analyzed samples of a meteorite that landed on Tagish Lake in northern British Columbia in 2000.  Variations in the geology of the meteorite samples were visible to the naked eye and indicated the asteroid had gone through substantial changes. The team looked for variations in the organic...

2010-08-24 13:52:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.'s ("YNG") (Toronto Stock Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) President and CEO, Robert Baldock will be hosting a conference call on Thursday, August 26th at 11:00am PDT to answer market and shareholder queries regarding YS Mining Company Inc.'s proposal to Tagish Lake Gold Corp. (TLG-V) including YNG's Ketza River amalgamation with YS Mining Company Inc. To access the webcast, please visit: Event URL:...

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2009-10-18 08:10:00

When Tony Garchinski heard a loud crash just after 9 p.m. on Friday, September 25 he didn't think much of it. That is, until he awoke the next morning to find the windshield of his mom's Nissan Pathfinder with a huge crack in it. Making note of the "Ëœunusual' rocks he later found on the car's hood, Garchinski chalked the incident up to vandalism and filed a police report. It wasn't until two weeks later that his mother, Yvonne Garchinski, heard media reports that researchers from...

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2009-05-26 13:38:38

Scientists have reported the discovery of formic acid at record levels in a meteorite that splashed into Tagish Lake in Canada in 2000. Formic acid is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is rich in carbon, and it has been linked to the origin of life. It is commonly found on Earth in the venom of bee and ant stings. Scientists reported that the meteorite revealed four times more formic acid than previously recorded in other meteorite samples. Researchers told BBC News that the cold temperatures...

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2006-12-04 09:10:00

NASA researchers at Johnson Space Center, Houston have found organic materials that formed in the most distant reaches of the early Solar System preserved in a unique meteorite. The study was performed on the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite, a rare type of meteorite that is rich in organic (carbon-bearing) compounds. Organic matter in meteorites is a subject of intense interest because this material formed at the dawn of the Solar System and may have seeded the early Earth with the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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