• Meteorites Donated Life’s Phosphorus
    Phosphorus is much rarer in nature than are hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen, but just as critical to life. Where the phosphorus came from has been a mystery, but one recent hypothesis maintains that meteorites might be a source of Earth's early phosphorus.
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  • Moon Written in Stone
    In stark relief against the arid Oman desert, meteor hunters have found a rock launched from the moon before life even had time to take hold on Earth. More remarkable was the scientists' ability to unravel its complex timeline to give a complete history written
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  • Titan’s Big Future in Plastics
    Titan, Saturn's hydrocarbon-rich moon, appears to host oil lakes and the raw materials for making organics. Those organics may serve as precursors to plastics, or possibly simple biomolecules.
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