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Meteorite (Sutter's Mill) Brought Surprising Ingredient for Life to Earth In 2012

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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Scientists have discovered unexpected ingredients for life — organic molecules never seen before in meteorites — inside a chunk of space rock that fell to Earth over California last year, scientists say.


www.space.com...


Scientists investigating the origin of life often suppose dissolved compounds desirable for life need to first have gotten concentrated and held together somehow, much as cell membranes do for the cell's components. The organic molecules the researchers discovered in the Sutter's Mill fragments "could be good for such a purpose, because they can form rudimentary enclosures to contain compounds useful to prebiotic evolution," Pizzarello said.


I assume most of us already know some meteorites have been found to contain organic molecules.. What makes this finding a bigger deal is these latest molecules can form rudimentary enclosures which has always been a question for how cells first formed. Sea foam bubbles or moisture embedded in clay have been the likely candidates to my knowledge.... geothermal vents might have played a big role in the early start of life on planet earth.. This latest find adds one more piece to the puzzle.. origins of life IMO could came from the extraterrestrial material of meteorites along with the possibility of heat and chemical composition of the early earth (it was made out of the same stuff as all the meteorites) was all that was needed to get the first life forms started.. If that is true then anyplace where the conditions (extreme or pleasant) exist there will be some form of life throughout the universe.

www.space.com...



Fry points to scientists such as Hermann von Helmholtz in Germany, Lord Kelvin in England, and Svante Arrhenius in Sweden, who promoted the idea of sperms of life wandering the universe and taking root in any planet with the appropriate conditions. This idea of the seeds of life being everywhere became known as the Panspermia hypothesis (?pan? being the Latin root meaning ?all?). Helmholtz, Kelvin, and others suggested that life traveled to planets within meteorites. Arrhenius and others claimed that seeds of life, protected as spores, could be pushed toward planets by solar radiation.?


www.livescience.com...


The earliest evidence for life on Earth comes from fossilized mats of cyanobacteria called stromatolites in Australia that are about 3.4 billion years old. Ancient as their origins are, these bacteria (which are still around today) are already biologically complex—they have cell walls protecting their protein-producing DNA, so scientists think life must have begun much earlier, perhaps as early as 3.8 billion years ago.



Most scientists agree that life went through a period when RNA was the head-honcho molecule, guiding life through its nascent stages. According to this "RNA World" hypothesis, RNA was the crux molecule for primitive life and only took a backseat when DNA and proteins—which perform their jobs much more efficiently than RNA—developed.





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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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Nice find op, everyday we get closer to the announcement that we are Martians


Maybe, just maybe, somewhere out there in that vast universe, there are aliens that send the building blocks of life hurtling through space in the hope that one day it will land where it can do its stuff.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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Makes sense to me.

How I interpreted it was like this(and correct me if I am wrong please)..

-Cells pretty much form a cacoon around themselves in a natural process that lets it live in extreme of gentle environments-therefore making those cells protected while searching throughout the galaxy until they hit a planet capable of supporting those cells- giving it a chance to "seed". Which would be the case throughout the galaxy.

-How close am I ?



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 12:09 AM
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Sutters Mill,,, well at least it wasn't,,,,
" a news bulletin reported that a "huge flaming object" had struck a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey."

Grovers Mill
Irony at its best.

p.s from a famous radio show



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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It is evidence that there was an evolution of method in producing and perfecting the chemical processes which would become what we would define as biological today. I think that what we would define as trans-spermia, is much more complex, as individual cells - microorganisms already in colonial formations were blasted off planets and were able to survive inside crustal rocks, even as they entered other worlds.

The odds of making it to another world intact, astronomical enough, and especially when you consider that the world they landed on, would have to be able to preserve them as living entities..... May make life a bit rarer than we would otherwise believe. However,we would always be able to find some form of the failed precursors of life, on every surface we examine, even here on Earth.

In such cases, we may detect them here, and falsely attribute their presence to the evolution of life here, but most were just too primitive, and instead, got trumped by more advanced forms that arrived, and were able to quickly grow legs, so to speak.



posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 01:43 AM
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Common Good
Makes sense to me.

How I interpreted it was like this(and correct me if I am wrong please)..

-Cells pretty much form a cacoon around themselves in a natural process that lets it live in extreme of gentle environments-therefore making those cells protected while searching throughout the galaxy until they hit a planet capable of supporting those cells- giving it a chance to "seed". Which would be the case throughout the galaxy.

-How close am I ?


Close enough to understand Panspermia.
lol
Nice find OP. Good read. thanks.

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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 02:22 PM
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Well knock me down with a feather, Iv'e just been watching this BBC documentary on the very subject.. Thought I would post it up for ya'll..

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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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Great video and thank you for posting!




posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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I think Science is great. It helps in so many area's of our life. I'm not saying this article points to evolution of Ape to man, or that God doesn't exists because meteorites slammed into earth seeding our planting so there- fore thats how we became.

I just don't like the idea that because you explain a persons DNA or molecules in a meteor it takes God out of the equation. It does not. After all meteors-asteroids-molecules- were also made by " something " whom I call God.

It's like baking a cake... God took his ingredients, threw them into a mixing bowl and created our universe and everything in it.

I am by noo means a Bible thumper but I am a Christian and I strongly felt the urge to confront people w/ the belief we just "poofed" into being because Science thinks that because they can dissect a cell that the cell wasn't made/ created from a guy I call God.
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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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Great topic I also enjoyed the video.

Thanks



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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I am by noo means a Bible thumper but I am a Christian and I strongly felt the urge to confront people w/ the belief we just "poofed" into being because Science thinks that because they can dissect a cell that the cell wasn't made/ created from a guy I call God. End Quote:

Thank you for your post and thoughts...Who is to say your God did not set this grand plan up from the very beginning? Most would admit that to know the mind of God is beyond them...hahahaha Also the article is really about the precursors of cellular development and how some chemical can form a membrane.. For the religious folk their is plenty of room for the hand of God...And for the other folk who don't believe; some of the laws of the universe are being reviled by this simple stone that fell from the sky...Also we are talking a long way from to even the first amoeba, much less a living breathing forbearer .



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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727Sky
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Great video and thank you for posting!



No worries..That video could have a thread of it's own on the subject of how and where life began.. I aint got the time or patience to put it all together like you have done.. Nice thread
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