New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

From NASA In this image captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2007, the plumes of Enceladus are clearly visible. The moon is nearly in front of the Sun from Cassini’s viewpoint. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image and caption New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…

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The gases of the early atmosphere and the primordial soup

I find this very interesting, partly because I recreated Stanley Miller’s famous experiment for my high school science fair. It brings back fond memories of basement science projects. – Anthony Primordial soup gets spicier ‘Lost’ samples from famous origin of life researcher could send the search for Earth’s first life in a new direction Stanley…