Friday, November 15, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites


Posted on Monday, 15 January, 2018 | Comment icon 10 comments

The ingredients for life may be common throughout the solar system. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Scientists have found new evidence to suggest that life could have arisen elsewhere in the solar system.
Two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites which crashed to Earth on opposite sides of the planet in 1998 have been found to contain many of the ingredients necessary for life, according to a new study.

It is believed that the two space rocks, which contain water, hydrocarbons, amino acids and organic compounds, may have originated in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
There is also evidence to suggest that some of the organic matter may have come from Ceres - a dwarf planet that scientists believe could be home to a subterranean ocean of liquid water.

"Our coordinated organic analysis of the salt crystals suggest that the organic matter originated from a water-rich, or previously water-rich parent body," said study author Queenie Chan.

"Our finding that the meteorites contain a wide diversity of organic compounds is exciting, but what made me jump up and down was that we were able to investigate the soluble - such as amino acids, the building blocks of life - and insoluble organic compounds contained within the tiny salt crystals."

Source: Inquisitr.com | Comments (10)

Tags: Life, Meteorites

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by paperdyer on 15 January, 2018, 15:46
Exciting find! Aliensare very likely to be out there! Still make we wonder if every X# of millions of years there's a new big bang to shuffle the cards to see what comes out next. I still say we're someone's science experiment.
Comment icon #2 Posted by papageorge1 on 15 January, 2018, 17:36
'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites Hard for me to get excited about this when I believe aliens are already here.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Grandpa Greenman on 15 January, 2018, 18:32
Kind of hints at a life filled universe.
Comment icon #4 Posted by quiXilver on 16 January, 2018, 2:22
I've always kinda thought, if we are the only ball of life in this universe... what a waste of space.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Awhis on 16 January, 2018, 4:53
All the particles that we consist of came from space. Its kind of ignorant to think were the only life.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 16 January, 2018, 11:17
Not at all. Whilst I personally believe that life is likely through out the universe there are scientists that believe in the "Rare Earth Hypothesis". They put forward some very persuasive and logical arguments that, advanced life at least, is extremely rare. It is ignorant to dismiss opposing views when there is no evidence to support either.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hankenhunter on 17 January, 2018, 0:06
It's kinda mind boggling to think that there are bits of me that are billions of years old. Hank
Comment icon #8 Posted by quiXilver on 17 January, 2018, 4:10
And that we all, ALL come from a supernova, perhaps even more than one. Mind boggling and humbling in one awesome go.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hankenhunter on 17 January, 2018, 4:28
Next time my wife asks me how she looks, I'm going to to tell her she doesn't look a day over 6,000,000,000 years old. Might as well start working on a dog house while I'm at it. Lol
Comment icon #10 Posted by quiXilver on 17 January, 2018, 4:29
i bet you run fast and sleep light mate. Thanks for the belly laugh!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6591815
275514
182625

 
Prophet blames 'goblins' for spate of 10 deaths
11-15-2019
The surviving members of a family in Nyanga, Zimbabwe claim to have been tormented by malevolent spirits.
Is this the real reason the FBI raided Bob Lazar?
11-15-2019
Newly released documents have shed light on why the alleged former Area 51 worker was raided last year.
'Unicorn puppy' has a tail on its forehead
11-15-2019
Meet Narwhal, an adorable rescue dog from Missouri who happens to have a very unusual appendage.
Fossil tooth sheds light on world's largest ape
11-14-2019
Standing up to three meters tall, Gigantopithecus was the largest ape to ever walk the face of the Earth.
Stories & Experiences
The houndsman
10-26-2019 | Michigan, USA
 
Birthday balloon
10-26-2019 | Usa
 
Devil man in a suit
10-26-2019 | Ohio
 
I accidentally called myself ?
9-28-2019 | United States
 
Giant wolf in my basement
9-28-2019 | Connecticut
 
I saw a shadow figure...
9-26-2019 | Australia
 
A haunting in Iowa
9-26-2019 | Central City, Iowa
 
Oddest thing I've ever seen
9-19-2019 | Kentucky
 
The blanket tugger
9-19-2019 | QLD
 
Unknown flash
9-19-2019 | GA
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Origins of the Kraken
Posted 11-15-2019 | 0 comments
A look at the origin of the legendary multi-tentacled sea monster.
 
How lasers work with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Posted 11-11-2019 | 0 comments
The popular astrophysicist is joined by comedian Chuck Nice.
 
What is the scariest thing ?
Posted 11-8-2019 | 5 comments
We all have fears, but what can be considered the single scariest thing ?
 
48 hour blizzard time-lapse
Posted 11-7-2019 | 2 comments
This footage shows 31 inches of snow accumulating over the space of 48 hours.
 
Does your head explode in a vacuum ?
Posted 11-6-2019 | 4 comments
Exactly what would happen if you were exposed to the vacuum of space ?
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ