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It was announced today that the Rosetta mission, using results from the ROSINA instrument built by the University of Bern, has unambiguously detected both the amino acid glycine (a building block for proteins) and the biologically important element phosphorous. A European Space Agency press release summarise the results, and full details are in the paper “Prebiotic chemicals – amino acid and phosphorous – in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko” by Katrin Altwegg et al. in the journal Science Advances.

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