posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 10:07 AM
reply to post by CosmicDude
While this is certainly and interesting story because the organics may be "sealed away" in the glass, and thus have not been contaminated over the
eons, this is not the first time organic molecules have been found in meteorites or comets.
The discovery that comets and asteroids that have gone relatively unchanged since the beginnings of our solar system can hold organic molecules (i.e.,
the building blocks of life) is not a new one.
However, this discovery does open some new doors into the analysis of the organic stuff that was hanging around around in the early proto-planetary
dust cloud 5 Billion years ago that eventually became our solar system, considering the stuff in this meteor may be unadulterated. Other similar
meteors that have already been discovered may be ripe for new analysis based on this information.
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