THE INDEPENDENT: Scientists find clues in ancient meteorite that could show where life came from

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Release date: 6/8/2018

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Scientists have found clues in an ancient meteorite that could explain the origins of life – not just on our planet but elsewhere.

The new discovery looked at rocks that formed during the very birth of our solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. By peering back into that ancient time, astronomers can try and understand how our Earth came to support life.

 

And by using those same findings, researchers might be able to understand whether there could be life in other solar systems.

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TitleScientists find clues in ancient meteorite that could show where life came from
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/08/18
DescriptionScientists have found clues in an ancient meteorite that could explain the origins of life – not just on our planet but elsewhere.

The new discovery looked at rocks that formed during the very birth of our solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. By peering back into that ancient time, astronomers can try and understand how our Earth came to support life.

And by using those same findings, researchers might be able to understand whether there could be life in other solar systems.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-meteorite-life-aliens-earth-solar-system-astronomers-beginning-origin-a8480201.html
PersonsRomain Tartese