Amino acid and phosphorous building blocks of life on Earth found in comet’s atmosphere

Instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft have detected compounds critical to life, including the amino acid glycine and the element phosphorus, in the shroud of gases surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko For the first time, scientists have directly detected a crucial amino acid and a rich selection of organic molecules in the dusty atmosphere of a comet, furtherContinue reading “Amino acid and phosphorous building blocks of life on Earth found in comet’s atmosphere”