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Murchison's Amino Acids: Tainted Evidence?
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
02/12/03
Few meteorite discoveries can rival the one that fell in 1969, just 60 miles north of Melbourne, Australia. Called the Murchison meteorite, the rock's interior showed signs of the protein building blocks of life.

Comet Samplers
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
01/26/03
From a remote vacation village in Canada, came a thunderclap that after three years of study, astrobiologists are still fascinated with trying to understand.

Complex Life, By Jove!
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
01/20/03
What role did Jupiter play in the development of complex life on Earth? Understanding this question - and determining how many other Jupiter-mass planets are out there - might help us estimate the likelihood of finding life elsewhere in the galaxy.

The Tagish Lake Meteorite
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
A scientific consortium of 4 universities and NASA is now trying to uncover the debris and sample the early solar system's unique chemistry.

NASA Scientist Finds Some Meteorites Not Sugar-free
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
A discovery by a NASA scientist of sugar and several related organic compounds in two carbonaceous meteorites provides the first evidence that another fundamental building block of life on Earth may have come from outer space.

Carbonaceous Clues to the Early Solar System
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
Carbonaceous chondrite meteorites contain vital clues to the evolution of carbon compounds in our solar system preceding the origin of life.

Rare Canadian Meteorite Tagged as First of Its Kind Found on Earth
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
In a triumph for space geology, a team of scientists said they found a rare meteorite, it's the first of its kind to be found on Earth -- a dark and rare type called a D asteroid.

Pregnancy Test for Mars
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
The test that tells women they are pregnant might also be able to find signs of living organisms on Mars.

Do We Know What Killed the Dinosaurs?
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
06/02/02
What killed the dinosaurs? Many geologists and paleontologists now think that a large asteroid or comet impacting the Earth must have caused a global catastrophe that led to this extensive loss of life.

The Tagish Lake Meteorite
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
01/28/02
A scientific consortium of 4 universities and NASA is now trying to uncover the debris and sample the early solar system's unique chemistry.
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