Summary #1366

The Building Blocks of Life Can Form Even Without Stars or Planets, Scientists Say

independent.co.uk
  • Glycine, the simplest amino acid and building block of life, can form without energy.
  • It can happen through “dark chemistry”, which doesn’t need energetic radiation to happen.
  • Even before stars and planets were formed, glycine could exist in interstellar clouds, forming on icy dust grains.
  • This finding could suggest that life-creating molecules could be more widespread in the Universe than we previously thought.

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