Today, a team of talented astrophysical researchers from the University of Turku in Finland presented the results of their recent study regarding the question of whether comets really became the initiators and main carriers of life on Earth – the fact is that according to the universal theory of the origin of life, namely comets and asteroids that fell on our planet in the past brought with them all the necessary chemical elements for the birth of life. There remained only a rather multifaceted and unresolved question as to whether sulfur belongs to this list, since it as a whole has its own unique properties.
According to the results of a recent study on the study of the physicochemical analysis of the famous comet 67P Chyuryumov-Gerasimenko, it turned out that sulfur was also very likely transferred from outer space to Earth – this was demonstrated by a study, completely based on the space instrument COSIMA , able to collect, analyze and process large amounts of information on the physicochemical content of various observable space objects, including comets and asteroids.
It turned out that sulfur, along with such no less important substances in the context of the origin and development of life as carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and phosphorus, in fact was discovered on the indicated comet 67P Chyuryumov-Gerasimenko, which seems to confirm the previously expressed idea that this ingredient has become something really important and indicative of the formation and development of life on Earth.
It is worth noting the fact that this study, despite a rather specific and accurate clarification of this important issue about the origin of sulfur on Earth, is still distinguished by a considerable number of third-party not completely resolved issues, so that all that remains is to wait for the final completion of the current stage of the study and new information from Finnish astrophysicists. It is quite possible that in the future they will make certain improvements and modifications in relation to the COSIMA tool.
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