An analysis of carbonaceous meteorites by NASA scientists and their colleagues found that those meteorites contain some nucleobases and nucleobase analogs. As they report in PNAS, they analyzed 12 meteorites by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to ascertain whether nucleobases and nucleobase analogs were present and, if so, at what abundance.

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