Compounds behind building blocks of life found on Saturn’s moon

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NASA’s Cassini mission data revealed that organic compounds which form amino acids, the building blocks of life, have been detected in the plumes bursting from Saturn’s ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. The identified organics had first dissolved in Enceladus’ ocean, NASA revealed. The molecules, condensed onto the ice grains, were determined to be nitrogen and oxygen-bearing compounds.