Sutter's Mill meteorite: Ingredients for life may have come from space

September 9, 2013 7:13 PM

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Sutter's Mill meteorite: Ingredients for life may have come from space

The primordial soup of the early Earth may have been more chemically rich and complex than previously thought, according to new analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, a space rock that exploded over California in 2012.

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers say they have discovered organic molecules in the Sutter's Mill specimen never before seen in a meteorite, and that those compounds could have played a hand in facilitating molecular evolution, and even life...

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