The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains far more complex organic molecules than scientists anticipated.
Comets are thought to be responsible for the seeding of complex molecules required for carbon-based life on Earth.
For the first time, scientists discovered a series of complex organic molecules on a comet.
The study also expands on the types of molecules that comets could have delivered.
Chury's molecular budget is comparable to the organic material raining down on Saturn from its innermost ring.
Rosetta performed a more in-depth analysis of Chury's chemical content and larger molecules as a result of a phenomenon.
These particles were then heated by solar radiation to temperatures much higher than those experienced by the particles.