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Meteorites and Life - The Possible Relationship to Life

Did We Come From Comet Dust?

The Research Continues

Dr. Stanley Miller
A fragment of the Murchison meteorite on display in the United States.
 

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Scientists continue to study meteorites like Murchison in hopes they'll be able to unlock their celestial secrets. The public, too, continues to be fascinated. For an up-close look, pieces of the Murchison meteorite can be viewed at the Museum of Victoria, Australia, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. You can also visit Meteorite Park in Murchison, Australia.


Back Introduction 4.5 billion years ago  - In the Beginning: Formation of the Solar System less that 4.5 billion years ago - Crumbs of Creation: Formation of the Oort Cloud less that 4.5 billion years ago - More Crumbs of Creation: Formation of the Asteroid Belt May 1848 - Louis Pasteur's Discovery: The Design of Life Feb. 1953 - Stanley Miller's Experiment: Sparking the Building Blocks of Life Sept. 28, 1969 - The Murchison Meteorite Meets Earth Feb. 14, 1997 - Discovering a Left-Handed Link to Space: Amino Acids Found in Meteorite Dec. 20, 2001 - A Sweet Discovery: Sugars Found in Murchison Today - The Research Continues