Evidence Says Building Block of Life Came from Meteorites

June 4, 2013 11:19 PM

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Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space, but new research from a team of scientists led by a Univ. of South Florida astrobiologist shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.

In an article published in the new edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, USF Assistant Professor of Geology Matthew Pasek and researchers from the Univ. of Washington and the Edinburg Centre for Carbon Innovation, revealed new findings that explain how the reactive phosph...

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