Tuesday, December 21, 2010

more evidence that life on Earth could have came from Space!

NASA scientists have found Amino Acids buried deep in Meteorites that fell in Northern Sudan. This is significant because these rocks at one point were heated to over 2000°F, which normally would destroy these acids, rendering them inert.

From the article:

"Previously, we thought the simplest way to make amino acids in an asteroid was at cooler temperatures in the presence of liquid water," Glavin said in a statement. "This meteorite suggests there's another way involving reactions in gases as a very hot asteroid cools down."

is that Elephant poop?
What's really significant about this is that it shows further evidence that life on Earth may have been "seeded" from interstellar sources, or at least helped along.

More at the source article -> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101220-asteroid-meteorite-life-space-science/

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