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There are those who believe that life here began out there, perhaps even on Mars. On our show today is Dr. Roger Dube, physicist and Director of the Science Exploration Program at RIT. He’ll talk to use about the Miller-Urey experiment and the possibility of life on Mars.
Host: Brian Koberlein
Guest: Roger Dube
Producer: Mark Gillespie
Music: Marcus Warner
The One Universe at a Time Podcast is produced at the Rochester Institute of Technology with support from the RIT College of Science.
Brian, your pod cast guest mentions that the Miller experiment created amino acids and proteins. Please be candid and straight forward: Were there any true amino acids/proteins created in this experiment or just the precursors to these molecules? sp
Yes, more than 20 amino acids were produced in the original experiment. Similar experiments have produced amino acids and proteins.