A meteorite landed in Michigan and brought with it intriguing molecules from space.
Scientists have often wondered whether small rocks from space delivered to our planet the chemical ingredients for life.
But the January 2018 meteorite is special. It landed in ice, so the meteorite was relatively unaltered when it was found.
Scientists could essentially treat it like a “pristine” meteoritic sample — akin to the sample that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will bring home from the asteroid Bennu in 2023.