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7/28/2005 Space / Panspermia (space) Ingredients for Life Found in Early Universe
"The discovery of organic molecules, called hydrocarbons, shows that the raw materials for life were present long before our solar system formed.
Scientists do not know how life made the jump from organic material to biological material, so the finding says nothing about whether there is or ever was life elsewhere in the universe. "
One theory says that bacteria or simple organisms live inside of comets where they feed on these organic molecules, getting heat from radioactive aluminum and water from melting comets. See our Panspermia article.