From daily The Guardian in Britain:
Philae lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet
Spacecraft beams back evidence of carbon and hydrogen that could provide clues about origins of life on Earth
Tuesday 18 November 2014 22.58 GMT
The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.
The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling power supplies.
Although scientists are still to reveal what kind of molecules have been found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the discovery could provide new clues about how the early chemical ingredients that led to life on Earth arrived on the planet.
Many scientists believe they…
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