Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
A collision of extraterrestrial objects and Earth’s ancient oceans could have produced raw materials for life
By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM December 17, 2008
Extraterrestrial objects colliding with Earth's ancient oceans may have sparked the molecules necessary for life.
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Thoughts of meteors hurtling toward Earth usually generate visions of mass extinctions. But some recent studies paint a new picture: Large rocks hurtling in from space may have actually helped spark life on Earth.
Nobody would call early Earth a friendly place. Billions of years ago, it started as a red-hot sea of molten rock. But then the surface cooled ...
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