Ribose formation on comets

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Ribose formation on comets

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 8th April 2016, 3:37 pm

Lab-Grown "Comet" Forms Potential Ingredient for Life
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lab-grown-comet-forms-potential-ingredient-for-life/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160408

By sticking a bunch of ices detected by the Philae lander at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko into a vacuum chamber and blasting it with radiation, a number of complex organic molecules were formed, including ribose, a vital building block of RNA.

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