NASA's Ames Research Center has just unveiled a new discovery that supports the theory that asteroids have created the perfect combination for life.
Center researchers in Silicon Valley, California believe their new findings are part of the belief of this theory. The report states that the ingredients needed to form a life could well have come from asteroids.
While experimenting in a laboratory, the researchers set up a sham environment. From there they took a portion of an aluminum substrate and placed it in a freezer until it reached almost the absolute temperature. So that it corresponds to the conditions in space, they put it in a vacuum chamber.
Using a UV light probe, the NASA team simulated radiation similar to that of stars. They also created a mixture of water and methanol, which is like the combination of and radiation in space between the star systems of the galaxy.
How did you find that out?
Ice was layered on the test sample. However, the UV light used melted. However, there were some sugars that developed on it. It is thought that the molecules are quite similar to those that contributed to the creation of life.
The scientists unveiled their discovery in Nature Communications, one of the largest science journals.
The sugar was probably a key component when asteroids were smashed into the earth, a key ingredient in the creation of life.