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Meet Hikaru Yabuta

Meet Hikaru Yabuta

Professor Hikaru Yabuta¬†Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science Can you please describe your field of research? I look at organic molecules (that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen) in meteorites. Meteorites are pieces of asteroids that fall to Earth. They are a remnant from 4.6 billion years ago, so they are the building blocks of the solar system. The reason why I study organic molecules in meteorites is that I am interested in origins of life. It is thought that meteorites delivered organic molecules, as building blocks of the first life, to the early Earth. Thus, in order to understand origins of life, it is important to… Read more