Meteorites splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth

Meteorites,splashing,into,warm,ponds,sparked,life on Earth Available evidence suggests that life began when the Earth was still taking shape, with continents emerging from the oceans, meteorites pelting the planet – including those bearing the building blocks of life – and no protective ozone to filter the Sun’s ultraviolet rays. Toronto: Life on Earth began after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds and leached them with essential elements between 3.7 and 4.5 billion years ago, scientists say. Calculations suggest that wet and dry cycles bonded basic molecular building blocks in the ponds’ nutrient-rich broth…

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