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Extraterrestrial protein first found in meteorite



Researchers at Harvard and companies from PLEX Corporation and Bruker Scientific have stated that a protein of extraterrestrial origin was first discovered. The discovery was made during the study of the Acfer 086 meteorite, found in Algeria in 1990.

According to the New Atlas, the molecule is called hemolitin. It is a small protein that consists mainly of glycine amino acids and also contains atoms of iron, oxygen and lithium. They have a unique location.

All elements of life began to form in space and could be delivered to Earth by meteorites. Previously, scientists have already discovered in meteorites and comets individual amino acids, sugars, and other organic compounds. However, such a complex structure as protein was first discovered.

The authors do not yet know how exactly hemolitin was formed. For example, a protein has a non-biological origin - for example, it could be formed due to the interaction of dust particles carrying glycine molecules.



Although this may give us a chance on how it begins to evolve on Earth. According to scientists, the grouping of iron and oxygen at the end of the hemolitin chain can absorb photons and break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. Primary living organisms are used as an energy source.

Earlier, researchers from the United States and China said they found proteins and DNA fragments in the bones of dinosaurs 75 million years old. Many parks are skeptical of this statement, but even if there are no errors, Jurassic Park will remain fantastic for a long time, if not forever.

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