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Scientists Discover Building Blocks of Life Around Forming Planets

The ingredients of life are scattered throughout the universe. New stars are born from the remains of their ancestors, and whatever material doesn't go into the star swirls around it in a disk, building up into planets, dwarf planets, asteroids and comets. This is how our solar system formed. Scientists understand the mechanism, but they don't know all the ingredients. Carbon, which is the foundation of life on Earth, is formed in the interior of stars and dispersed at the end...

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