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Title: Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle
Author(s): Schroeder, Christian
Keywords: Solar system
Extraterrestrial life
Sugar
RNA
Biochemistry
Origin of life
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2016
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Schroeder C (2016) Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle. The Conversation. 07.04.2016. https://theconversation.com/did-comets-kick-start-life-on-earth-chemists-find-missing-piece-of-puzzle-57369
Abstract: First paragraph: The origin of life on Earth has been a matter of intense debate throughout human history. Even today, scientists don’t know whether the molecular building blocks of life were created on Earth or whether they were brought here by comets and meteorites. This is obviously hugely important – if they were delivered to Earth then it seems plausible that they may have been transported to other planets, too.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/29557
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences

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