NASA RESEARCHERS SAYS THAT SUGAR MOLECULES ARE PROBABLY EXISTS IN DARK SPACE
According to a study of NASA, the sugar that makes up DNA could be floating around in the darkness of space. Researchers says that the sugar molecule that puts D in DNA -2 deoxyribose could exist in the far at space. A team of NASA was able to create DNA’s sugar in laboratory conditions.
“We don’t yet know whether life is common in the universe but we’re pretty sure the presence of life’s building blocks is not a limiting factor,” said lead author Michel Nuevo, a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
The results, published in the journal Nature Communications, represent the first solid evidence of the formation of DNA;s sugar in an astrophysical setting.
“The universe is an organic chemist. It has big beakers and lots of time – and the result is a lot of organic material, some of which is useful to life,” said Scott Sandford, a senior scientist in the Ames astrochemistry lab.