Vitamins from Space! B3 Found in Meteorites

April 18, 2014 5:29 PM

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Vitamins from Space! B3 Found in Meteorites

An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds.

While scientists aren't yet sure of the exact recipe, they think radiation-blasted ice powered the chemical reactions that produced vitamin B3, or niacin, early in the solar system's history. A stew of dust and ice created key molecules for life in this planetary kitchen, which all later clumped int...

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