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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
reply to post by Phage
correct, inside, it grows better...but I cant find anything online about it existing from space external to the craft.
Ill keep looking. Im sure Ive heard something before the India find. Its odd no one can find anything online yet. anyhooo
[edit on 22-3-2009 by zazzafrazz]
In June astrobiologists announced they had found a key component of genetic material within a meteorite. The discovery supports the idea that asteroid bombardment four billion years ago may have jump-started the emergence of life.
Zita Martins of Imperial College London and her colleagues identified the organic molecules in the 4.6-billion-year-old Murchison meteorite, a carbon-rich rock that fell to Earth in Australia in 1969. Earlier researchers had detected subunits of DNA and RNA, called nucleobases, in the meteorite. But nobody could be sure whether the nucleobases were extraterrestrial or were simply soil contaminants.