Why did the countries of the world line up to get a particle of the ‘stone of life’ that came from space? rare scientific experiment – न्यूज़लीड India

Why did the countries of the world line up to get a particle of the ‘stone of life’ that came from space? rare scientific experiment


There are 74 samples of stone

According to the report, that stone which came from space has 74 pieces equal to wheat grain and together they weigh 230 mg. So, you can easily understand, how mysterious and full of specialties that stone is, that 9 countries are ready to pay exorbitant price to get it.

The stone came in December 2020

The stone came in December 2020

A sample of this stone fragment was brought from a C-type asteroid Ryugu in December 2020 by a spacecraft named Hayabusa-2, and then Japanese researchers researched that stone sample and identified it with 20 amino acids. as did. According to scientists, amino acids are molecules that bind chemically to form proteins and are considered the building blocks of life. These molecules are extremely essential for living beings as they help in digestion of food, growth of the body, repair of body tissues and many other bodily functions. They can also be used by the body as a source of energy. That is why this stone is called ‘Jeevan Stone’.

Amino acids found in asteroid

Amino acids found in asteroid

These amino acids have previously been found in asteroids that fell to Earth. However, they were hardly small enough, as they burned up during entry through Earth’s atmosphere and formed plasma after burning. The discovery of 20 of these major components confirms the presence of organic matter in these remains from the formation of the Solar System.

Agreed on equal sample of grain

Agreed on equal sample of grain

After researching this stone, research teams were invited by 22 April 2022 to manufacture samples equivalent to a piece of grain from the sample for a schematic analysis and to submit scientific proposals. The Ryugu Sample Research Open Call Committee discussed submissions from 12 countries and selected 40 proposals, which were then approved by the Hayabusa2 Sample Allocation Committee on 13 June 2022.

Japan has done research

Japan has done research

As reported by Japan Today, an official of Japan’s Ministry of Education revealed the discovery of the amino acid. He said the discovered amino acids are extremely important as they will help to understand the origin of the universe and ultimately life. Launched by JAXA in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University, Hayabusa 2 delivered samples without exposing them to outside air or even sunlight.

Very important research for humans

In particular, previous studies on samples have resulted in the discovery of water and organic matter, making it an even more promising topic of research. However, this is not the first time scientists have found amino acids on space rocks. In 2009, NASA announced the presence of amino acids on samples from Comet Wild 2 brought home by the agency’s Stardust spacecraft. Dr Karl Pilcher, director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and who assisted with this research, said in a statement that, “The discovery of glycine (a type of amino acid) in comets supports the idea that the fundamental building blocks of life.” The clauses abound in space, and reinforce the argument that life in the universe may be common rather than rare’.

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