Carbonaceous asteroids are rich in CHON elements. These asteroids are the most common type and frequently collide with Earth (as meteorites). Such collisions were especially common early in Earth's history and these meteorites may have been crucial in the formation of life on Earth.
Excluding noble gases, the CHON elements are the most common:
CHON is featured in science fiction as the elements needed to sustain life in space colonies or as a lucrative space industry. In particular, CHON featured prominently in Frederik Pohl's Beyond the Blue Event Horizon which had an overpopulated Earth with 25 billion inhabitants. In this novel, an alien "food factory" was discovered in the Oort cloud. This factory was mining carbonaceous asteroids which are high in CHON elements, and synthesizing edible food from them.
Further, the acronym CHONPS may be used which is:
This represents six of the 26 elements commonly found in living things.
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