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27 May 2009

Tagish Lake Meteorite Makes More News 27MAY09

A more organic meteorite
Science News Tue, 26 May 2009 13:01 PM PDT
Some may contain more formic acid, a precursor to life, than previously thought ...

Meteorite Contains Record Amount of Organic Compounds
redOrbit Tue, 26 May 2009 12:12 PM PDT
Scientists have reported the discovery of formic acid at record levels in a meteorite that splashed into Tagish Lake in Canada in 2000.Formic acid is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is rich in carbon, and it has been linked to the origin of life. ...

Space rock yields carbon bounty
BBC News Tue, 26 May 2009 06:42 AM PDT
A meteorite that crashed to Earth in 2000 has shown an abundance of a chemical likely to have been involved in the origins of life. ...

Space rock yields important 'ingredient in kitchen' on Earth before life began
New Kerala Wed, 27 May 2009 04:34 AM PDT
London, May 27: Scientists have found formic acid, a molecule implicated in the origins of life, has been found at record levels on a meteorite that fell into the Tagish Lake in Canada in the year 2000. ...

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