Newspaper Article

Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle

Citation

Schroeder C (2016) Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle. The Conversation. 07.04.2016.

Abstract
First paragraph: The origin of life on Earth has been a matter of intense debate throughout human history. Even today, scientists don’t know whether the molecular building blocks of life were created on Earth or whether they were brought here by comets and meteorites. This is obviously hugely important – if they were delivered to Earth then it seems plausible that they may have been transported to other planets, too.

Keywords
Solar system; Extraterrestrial life; Sugar; RNA; Biochemistry; Origin of life

Notes
https://theconversation.com/did-comets-kick-start-life-on-earth-chemists-find-missing-piece-of-puzzle-57369

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2016
Publication date online30/04/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29557
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon