Asteroid Samples Brought  Molecules for Life

to Earth Contain Key

Japan’s education ministry says

 that more than 20 types of amino acids were detected in samples of an asteroid

The discovery of this star which has been nicknamed 'Earendel' sets a new benchmark for NASA as the star was formed in the first billion years after the Universe was formed.

The detection is the first evidence

that amino acids exist on asteroids in space and has implications for understanding how such vital organic molecules arrived on Earth.

The Hayabusa2

 spacecraft collected the samples from an asteroid named Ryugu.

he Japan Aerospace

Exploration Agency (JAXA) probe landed on Ryugu—nearly 200 million miles from Earth—in 2019

Ryugu is a carbon-rich fragment

 of a larger asteroid that formed from the same gas and dust that gave way to our solar system.

Ryugu’s surface offer scientists

a look at what material was floating around in the early solar system over 4 billion years ago.

Asteroid, Large As The Hurtling Towards Earth

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