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DNA

New Analysis of the Murchison Meteorite Reveal the Building Blocks of Life

In research funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute a new study of microfragments of a meteorite have revealed DNA components and other essential components of life - according to a team of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Researchers analysing the carbonaceous chondrite meteorites found DNA components and amino acids components during the analysis of the Murchison meteorite - a rock that fell to Earth over Murchison, Victoria, in Australia in September 1969.

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