[asa] Space dust (pyrimidine) + UV = RNA component

From: George Cooper <georgecooper@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu Nov 12 2009 - 08:44:09 EST

It was the Miller-Urey experiment (1952) that demonstrated the formation of
5 amino acids -- 22 found in a 2008 "recreation" (bad pun, sorry) - in
possible early Earth-like conditions. Now pyrimidine (similar in structure
to PAHs), another space molecule, has been found to produce uracil (an RNA
component) with the addition of UV.


Brief article here:


"Coope" : a non-chemist

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