Ingredients for life in a grain of salt from outer space

In what sounds like the beginning of an 80s adventure movie, in 1998 a group of kids had their basketball game interrupted by a meteorite crashing to Earth just yards away. It turns out that this space rock, along with another that fell in Morocco that same year, contained traces of liquid water and organic compounds vital to life. Now, a comprehensive chemical analysis of the two meteorites suggests their organic matter could come from an ancient ocean world, giving them the potential to kickstart life wherever they land... Continue Reading Ancient "ocean world" may have seeded meteorites with life's ingredients Category: Space Tags: Asteroid Extraterrestrial Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Life Meteorite Organic Water Related Articles: Oldest micrometeorites ever found hold clues to Earth's ancient atmosphere Meteorite discovery: "N

Ingredients for life in a grain of salt from outer space

Meteorites that hit Earth in 1998 contained water and complex organic compounds.

Tue 16 Jan 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Ancient "ocean world" may have seeded meteorites with life's ingredients

In what sounds like the beginning of an 80s adventure movie, in 1998 a group of kids had their basketball game interrupted by a meteorite crashing to Earth just yards away. It turns ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Gizmag

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth, Mon 15 Jan 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth, Thu 11 Jan 18 from SpaceDaily

Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth, Wed 10 Jan 18 from Newswise

Meteorites carrying both water and organic compounds point to an ocean world “seeding life” in the universe

Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?

Thu 11 Jan 18 from ZME Science

Essential compounds for life found in two meteors

Researchers from the Open University and Nasa have found the molecules needed to support life in crystals that came to Earth twenty years ago on two 4.5 billion year old meteorites. ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

"Like a fly in amber:" two meteorites with ingredients for life

Two meteorites crashed to our planet in 1998 after billions of years in the asteroid belt. And they had something in common besides reaching Earth the same year: they were the first meteorites ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Inhabitat

Building blocks of life seen in meteorites that fell in 1998

A mixture of carbon-, oxygen- and nitrogen-bearing macromolecules were found in the meteorites.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from The Hindu

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