New Delhi: How life was born on Earth. How were the things necessary for life, how did they come about? Scientists were looking for answers to all of these questions. So far, a lot of research has been done on this, but nothing concrete was known. In a recent research conducted, scientists got answers to some questions. Recent research has reinforced the fact that the essential elements for life on Earth came from Comet.
This research revealed that the comet named 67P / Churumov Gerasimenko (67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko) contains all the essential ingredients for life.
The comet contains elements necessary for life
Studies by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Expedition have shown that comet 67P / Churumov Gerasimenko (67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko) contains a very important element phosphorus for life. The research, led by astrophysicist and software engineer Esko Gardner with researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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In this, the elements necessary for life have been told. The elements necessary for life are called CHOPS, which include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur. A mixture of these six elements makes up most of the biological molecules on earth.
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Scientists had also discovered elements in comets earlier. But Phosphorus was like the last part of this puzzle. Researchers found phosphorus and fluorine in 67P / Churumov Gerasimenko Comet’s internal coma. These two elements were found in solid particles deposited by Rosetta’s Ceometry secondary ion mass analysis device (COSIMA) a few kilometers from the comet.
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These particles were deposited on the target plates of the device, after which their photograph was taken from a distance. All of this work was controlled from the earth itself. The research release says this is the first time that life-necessary CHOPS elements have been found in solid comets. This research is important in finding the answer to the question of how life came to earth. Phosphorus is very important for life on earth.
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