Monday, June 16, 2008

The Seeds of Life?

Were Meteorites the Origin of Life on Earth?
DNA building blocks found in meteorite took shape in deep space

"A new study finds that a pair of chemical building blocks similar to those in genetic material was present in a meteorite before it fell to Earth in the 1960s. Researchers say the finding makes it slightly more plausible that meteorite bombardments may have seeded ancient Earth with life's raw materials, potentially paving the way for life itself."

more at SciAm


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