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May 27, 2016
Comet contains glycine, key part of recipe for life
Miami (AFP) May 27, 2016
An important amino acid called glycine has been detected in a comet for the first time, supporting the theory that these cosmic bodies delivered the ingredients for life on Earth, researchers said Friday. Glycine, an organic compound contained in proteins, was found in the cloud around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the European Space Agency's probe, Rosetta, said the study in the journal Science Advances. The discovery was made using an instrument on the probe, called the Rosetta Orbiter Sp ... read more

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