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2004-Aug-25, 04:09 PM
Meteorites Donated Life's Phosphorus (http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid= 1155&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)

University of Arizona scientists have discovered that meteorites, particularly iron meteorites, may have been critical to the evolution of life on Earth.

Their research shows that meteorites easily could have provided more phosphorus than naturally occurs on Earth -- enough phosphorus to give rise to biomolecules which eventually assembled into living, replicating organisms.