Study: Physicists Discover First Extraterrestrial Protein Known to Man Inside Meteorite

Posted on March 2, 2020 8:08 am
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A team of physicists in the US believe they may have discovered the first extraterrestrial protein known to man, within a meteorite that fell to Earth some three decades ago.

If verified, the find – which has yet to be peer-reviewed – would be the latest in a series of milestones bringing us closer to discovering extraterrestrial life. Ribose, a type of sugar found in RNA, was recently identified on a meteor.

Physicist Malcolm McGeoch, who works for the PLEX Corporation – which specializes in making superconductors for x-ray machines – used mass spectrometry techniques on a meteorite

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