The discovery of more and more complex molecules in outer space over the past two years has perhaps hardened us to such reports. But now comes the announcement that five amino acids have been found in a meteorite that fell (trajectory unknown) near Murchison, Victoria, Australia on 28 September 1969. Last year two groups had found some indication of two amino acids in samples from Apollo 11 and 12. Thus one more link in the chain of chemical evolution appears to have been forged.

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