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Ancient asteroids helped synthesize life's molecular building blocks, study finds

Written by  Monday, 08 June 2020 09:20
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Washington DC (UPI) Jun 08, 2020
Before life began, Earth needed amino acids, the building blocks for proteins. New research suggests ancient asteroid impacts in Earth's primordial oceans could have produced the molecules needed to kick-start life. In the lab, scientists used a stage propellant gun to simulate the violent impact featuring water and a variety of organic chemicals, including carbon dioxide, nitrogen and

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