Víctor Rivilla and his colleagues at the Spanish Astrobiology Centre in Madrid have made an astounding detection. The team spotted a vital component of the simplest phospholipid in space. If you aren't aware, phospholipids are molecules that comprise the membranes of all cells on Earth. In a pre-print that hasn't been peer-reviewed, the team explains their discovery of the phospholipid component, known as ethanolamine, and note that this finding indicates that all of the precursors for life could have originated in space.
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