The Murchison meteorite, from the locality of the same name located about 160 km north of Melbourne in Australia, fell on our planet on September 28, 1969. It is part of a group of meteorites from primordial bodies such as asteroids, called chondrites. Some of them are characterized by the presence of a matrix composed mainly of carbon. More than 70 different types of amino acids have been identified among the carbon compounds of the Murchison meteorite. In addition to this peculiarity, the meteorite also contains tiny pre-solar grains and nano-diamonds that formed long before our Sun was formed. Information from the pre-solar grains in the Murchison meteorite has been instrumental in understanding the origin of elements in the Solar System and the evolution of stars.