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Slow-moving Rocks Better Odds That Life Crashed to Earth From Space

September 24, 2012

earth and environment graphic Microorganisms that crashed to the Earth that were embedded in the fragments of distant planets might have been the sprouts of life on this one, according to new research from Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the Centro de Astrobiología in Spain. Full Story

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