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Discoveries Suggest Icy Cosmic Start for Amino Acids and DNA Ingredients


February 28, 2013

molecules discovered by Green Bank Telescope 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. Full Story

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