Did comets kick-start life on Earth?
Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 novembre 2016
The origins of life on Earth are still shrouded in mystery. One compelling possibility may be that comets delivered the building blocks for life billions of years ago. This week, Speaking of Chemistry explains the chemistry behind how these icy, lumpy space rocks might have seeded life on Earth.
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