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Compounds Discovered in Meteorites May Hold Clues to the Origin of Life

27 Jun 2019, 03:19 UTC
Compounds Discovered in Meteorites May Hold Clues to the Origin of Life NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

Cyanide and carbon monoxide are both deadly poisons to humans, but compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites by a team of scientists at Boise State University and NASA may have helped power life on early Earth.

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