NASA looks inside meteorites and finds the sugars needed for life

NASA looks inside meteorites and finds the sugars needed for life

NASA researchers have found sugar molecules on two different meteorites. Researchers discovered ribose and ’bio-essential sugars including arabinose and xylose’. Ribose is crucial for RNA, which copies genetic codes from DNA and delivers them to ribosomes used to build proteins for life. Researcher say finding these essential molecules in meteorites offers hope on finding life outside of Earth.

KCooper
KCooper
David M. Bebber
David M. Bebber 6 months

Sweet!

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 6 months

Look closer, maybe you'll find ketchup there too.

porcus
porcus 6 months

Weird... I submitted several other articles for this story, strange that the fox article made it and discovery didn't.

Werli
Werli 6 months

bUt MuH ReLiGiOuS vIeWs

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 6 months

Plot twist, there is literally sugar un asteroid cores

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 6 months

Wrong. That makes only as much sense as sugar forming on its own on earth. What a load of shit.

Top in World
Get the App