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Scientists Claim to Have Found The First Known Extraterrestrial Protein in a Meteorite


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While not directly about fossils, I think this news might have some relevance to the field of paleontology as a whole. A big question I think we ask ourselves in our field is how life on earth began, and if it originated here, or elsewhere.

 

This new paper could shed some light on the possibility that life could have originated elsewhere in our universe.  
 

Here’s a link to the paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11688

 

Heres a link to a news article explaining the paper for all the laymen out there(myself included):https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-claim-to-have-found-the-first-known-extraterrestrial-protein-in-a-meteorite/amp

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Very cool! Thanks for the link. I'll have some reading material for this evening. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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