NASA: Nucleic acids found in meteorites

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  1. NeverHere

    NeverHere MDL Novice

    Jul 23, 2011
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    Excerpt;


    In summary;
    The meteorites contain a mix of nucleic acids, and included the "usual suspects" of adenine & guanine, other similar compounds, and more exotic bases not used in terrestrial life. These included 2,6-diaminopurine, and 6,8-diaminopurine. They ruled out contamination, and conclude that some complex organic molecules, including DNA, could have been seeded on earth from space.


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    I believe this is has possible, and exciting, implications for mankind discovering where, and how, life on this planet started.
     
  2. cage

    cage MDL Novice

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    very interesting indeed :)