Meteorite that crashed onto UK driveway contains the building blocks of life

The Winchcombe meteorite, which crashed onto a driveway in England in 2021 and is pristine enough to rival asteroid samples taken directly from space, contains amino acids that potentially led to the spawning of life on Earth.

When scientists analyzed fragments of the meteoritethey found that the asteroid it broke off from once had liquid water and that the meteorite itself contains organic compounds, including amino acids, some of which are the precursors to the proteins that make up DNA and are vital for life on Earth.

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