Have complex molecules neccesary for life been built in space?
How complex molecules necessary for life might be built in space - life science news

Under laboratory conditions that mimic astrophysiological conditions, scientists have created a complex molecule knows as glycine. They achieved this using an electron gun to irradiate thin sheets of ice covered in simple molecules that are important ingredients for complex molecules necessary for life. Indeed, the single glycine molecule that formed is an amino acid, a building block of proteins. The study suggests that it is possible that complex molecules can be built from simple ones in space

Read the full story: Université de Sherbrooke
Scientific publication: Journal of Chemical Physics