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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, OSIRIS-REx May Find You
Author and Affiliation:
Dworkin, Jason P.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Abstract: The nature of the origin of life is a topic that has engaged people since ancient times. Where did we come from? What was the first life? How are we related? Are we alone? The study of biologic remains and environments preserved in rocks (fossils) and biochemical pathways and structures found across organisms (molecular fossils) can address these questions. Molecular evidence shows that all life on Earth is related fundamentally, biology shares a genetic language, related molecular machinery, and common chemistry By looking at the details of genetic and protein sequences more detailed relationships can be determined for modern organisms.
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2015
Document ID:
20150022473
(Acquired Feb 19, 2016)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION; INORGANIC, ORGANIC AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN26401
Document Type: Journal Article
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PLANETARY EVOLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION; FOSSILS; CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ICE; SAMPLING; ASTEROID MISSIONS; SAMPLE RETURN MISSIONS; ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; CONTAMINATION
Other Descriptors: ORIGIN OF LIFE; MICROBIAL FOSSIL; CHEMICAL FOSSIL
Miscellaneous Notes: Article is published on the Laboratory News (UK) website.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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