mrt 052013
 
An Icy Cosmic Start for the Building Blocks of Life

  Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories, researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space. The discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals that are key steps on the way to life may have formed on dusty ice grains floating between the stars. The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank [continue reading]

jul 292012
 
Life on Earth Possibly Submitted by Meteorites

  A University of Alberta researcher says a meteorite that came down in British Columbia 12 years ago now reveals that a key molecular component present in all life on Earth may not have originated on this planet. Artist’s concept of excess left-handed amino acids delivered to Earth through meteorite impacts. Image Credit: NASA/Mary P. [continue reading]