Researchers are studying whether amino acids could act as building blocks for life in alien environments, such as on Saturn's moon Enceladus. | NASA

Researchers Probe Viability of Amino Acids in Alien Environments

Amino acids act as building blocks for life, and scientists are subjecting them to extreme conditions in order to identify what it takes for them to survive on other planets.

April 24, 2017
10:15 AM EDT