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Asteroids Building Blocks of Life

Samples of Asteroid Returned to Earth Reveal Possible Source of Water and Building Blocks of Life

Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu. Credit: JAXA Asteroids from the outer Solar System may have brought the building blocks of life to Earth. New research has revealed important new clues as to how the inner Solar System, including Earth, acquired its water and organic-rich components – the essential building blocks for all life. The …

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First mission to return samples from another planet set to land on Earth in 2033

As Perseverance investigates the site of an ancient lake that existed billions of years ago, it’s collecting rocks and soil. This material is of interest because it could contain evidence of past microscopic organisms that would reveal whether life ever existed on Mars. Scientists will have the chance to use some of the most sophisticated …

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