Illustration of meteorite shower heading for earth
All RNA and DNA Base Types Are Found in Meteorites, Study Claims
The discovery could add weight to the hypothesis that the building blocks of life on Earth originally came from space, but some scientists note the possibility of contamination.
All RNA and DNA Base Types Are Found in Meteorites, Study Claims
All RNA and DNA Base Types Are Found in Meteorites, Study Claims

The discovery could add weight to the hypothesis that the building blocks of life on Earth originally came from space, but some scientists note the possibility of contamination.

The discovery could add weight to the hypothesis that the building blocks of life on Earth originally came from space, but some scientists note the possibility of contamination.

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