Resource: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made In Space

"NASA-funded researchers have evidence that some building blocks of DNA, the molecule that carries the genetic instructions for life, found in meteorites were likely created in space. The research gives support to the theory that a "kit" of ready-made parts created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts assisted the origin of life."

This series of web shorts and animations gives overviews of these exciting discoveries.

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010810/

Keywords: View All RESEARCH NASA Biodiversity Astrobiology Data Visualization Life in Space Discovery Earth

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Space Messengers is made possible in part by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni; an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts