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Made in Space – DNA building blocks

NASA-FUNDED RESEARCHERS HAVE UNCOVERED EVIDENCE that some building blocks of DNA—the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life—found in meteorites, were likely formed in space.

The research gives support to the idea that a ‘kit’ of ready-made parts formed in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts, assisted the development of life.

Adapted from information issued by NASA / GSFC.

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