Scientists Spot 'Precursor to Life' in Deep Space

Milky Way chemical could help seed planetary life

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 14, 2013 7:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Astronomers have spotted hints of a precursor to chemical to life about 1,000 light-years away, LiveScience reports. Detected in a star-forming region of the Milky Way, the chemical—called hydroxylamine—is theoretically able to mix with other compounds, form amino acids, and seed other...   Read full story »

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