Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Secret Ingredient In Primordial Soup

The Secret Ingredient In Primordial Soup:
If objects from space kindled life on Earth, how did it happen?
The terrestrial or extra-terrestrial case for important ingredients that led to the building blocks of life is a hot debate. A new paper says that  adenosine triphosphate, similar to what is now found in all living cells and vital for generating the energy that makes something alive, could have been created when meteorites containing phosphorus minerals landed in hot, acidic pools of liquids around volcanoes, which were likely to have been common across the early Earth.

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