A Clue to the Origins of Life?

In February, a meteorite fell to earth in the small Gloucestershire town of Winchcombe and New College Research Fellow Chris Lintott took a look why it could be so important on The Sky at Night last week. 

It is a carbonaceous chondrite - according to BBC coverage, 'a dark stony material that retains unaltered chemistry from the formation of our Solar System 4.6 billion years ago, and, as such, could give us fresh insights on how the planets came into being.' 

Meteorite in the night sky