[meteorite-list] Scientists say vitamin B3 came to Earth via meteorite

From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:27:41 -0700
Message-ID: <20140418202741.e8713c95af9984a493c5db01816d4c10.1143a7f62f.wbe_at_email22.secureserver.net>

Hello Listers

I guess ill start to collect vitamins :)
By chance, does any one have historic vitamins?

Article down below

Shawn Alan
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B3: the vitamin from outer space

B3, a vitamin essential to life, is produced naturally somewhere in
outer space.

By Brooks Hays

GREENBELT, Md., April 18 (UPI) -- Vitamin B3, also called nicotinic acid
or niacin, is the precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)
-- vital to metabolism and a key to the development of ancient life. And
though its possible B3 developed non-biologically on ancient Earth,
scientists say it's likely carbon-rich meteorites peppering the planet
millions of years ago offered an extra dose of niacin.
In studying an array of meteorite samples, scientists at Goddard's
Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory found vitamin B3 at levels ranging
from about 30 to 600 parts per billion, proof the essential compound is
produced naturally somewhere in outer space.

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