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Molecular chirality


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New clues to the left-handed origins of life
July 1998 news article from Physics World, about how the chirality of organic molecules in space can be affected by circularly polarized light.
Life's Housing May Come from Space
Februrary 2001 news article from Science News, about the possibility that organic chemicals capable of forming membranes may have been formed in space.
Buckyballs Can Come from Outer Space
March 2000 news article from Science News, about discovery of fullerenes on meteorites.


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Space Invaders
Alexandra Gogo
Science News, May 1, 2004
The stuff of life has far-flung origins.
Cosmic Chemistry Gets Creative
Jessica Gorman
Science News, May 19, 2001
Big guns, bench work: How life could've come from above.


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