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Seeding the Earth

10 September 2013

At www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/353090/description/Meteorite_that_fe… … the meteorite that fell last year grounded in California. After melting away some minerals with acid a number of sulphur and oxygen containing organic compounds were left behind, several of which have never been identified in meteorites previously (PNAS, September 9th). The molecules possibly formed at the same time as the early Earth, warm and rich in water. Such raw materials are more complex than mainstream allowed and as such, could have combined more easily to form biological molecules, breathing new life in to the Panspermia hypothesis.

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