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Precursors of Life Found on a Comet

Ground-based telescopes have detected more than 20 species of organic molecules in the coronae—or glowing heads—of comets. Samples of meteorites that have landed on Earth have also shown them to have organic compounds including amino acids. http://goo.gl/MPvDWL More From The Brief: time.com/newsletter/the-brief #FullNewsAudioAvailable

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