More Evidence That Comets May Have Brought Life to Earth

The idea of panspermia — that life on Earth originated from comets or asteroids bombarding our planet — is not new. But new research may have given the theory a boost. Scientists from Japan say their experiments show that early comet impacts could have caused amino acids to change into peptides, becoming the first building […]

How A Comet-Chasing Spacecraft ‘Likely’ Brought Interstellar Dust Back To Earth

If the scientists are right, a NASA spacecraft brought stuff from outside the solar system back to Earth. The Stardust spacecraft, which was originally tasked with chasing after Comet Wild 2, brought our planet seven grains that look fluffier than expected. While the scientists say that more tests are needed to determine these particles originated […]

How A Comet-Chasing Spacecraft ‘Likely’ Brought Interstellar Dust Back To Earth

If the scientists are right, a NASA spacecraft brought stuff from outside the solar system back to Earth. The Stardust spacecraft, which was originally tasked with chasing after Comet Wild 2, brought our planet seven grains that look fluffier than expected. While the scientists say that more tests are needed to determine these particles originated […]