Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth? — Speaking of Chemistry


That’s right. Comets may have helped seed life on Earth. Far out, right? Sarah Everts has the chemical clues that back up this out-of-this-world hypothesis. ↓↓More info and references below↓↓

Comet collisions may have helped seed life on Earth | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i15/Co…

Philae Probe Sniffs Out Comet’s Chemistry | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i31/Ph…

Amino acids from ultraviolet irradiation of interstellar ice analogues | Nature
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/…

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