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Mar 23, 2023

RNA component found in asteroid sample

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Interesting results from the Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft — molecules needed for life were found in samples from the asteroid Ryugu.

The mission will now continue until at least 2031.


The RNA building block uracil has been found on asteroid 162,173, along with niacin, both important in the development of life.

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