Meteor With Alien Organics Booms Over Northern California

A sonic boom heard across Northern California on 22 Apr 2012 had an out-of-this world origin as “a large meteoric event” according to NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. The meteorite is a very rare type of rock called CM chondrite, which makes up less than 1 per cent of the meteorites that fall to Earth. CM chondrites contain carbon and organic materials such as amino acids. Some believe this type of meteorite may have brought the first building blocks of life to Earth. Vital nucleobases in this type of meteorite are the very binary bits of DNA, the base pairs that make up the vital genetic information and these bases are unquestionably alien.

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