Water found in asteroid dust may offer clues to origins of life on Earth

The discovery is in the latest research to be published from analysis of 5.4 grammes of stones and dust collected from the asteroid Ryugu. The asteroid is 186 million miles (300m kilometres) from Earth. The discovery offers new support for the theory that life on Earth may have been seeded from outer space. The findings are published in the journal Science on Friday. The sample has already yielded several insights, including organic material that showed some of the building blocks on Earth, amino acids, may have formed in space.

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