Lightning Might Have Sparked Early Life on Earth
Lightning Might Have Sparked Early Life on Earth
Electrical storms, rather than meteorites as scientists had previously thought, could have unlocked phosphorus necessary for the development of ancient life, according to a new study.
Lightning Might Have Sparked Early Life on Earth
Lightning Might Have Sparked Early Life on Earth

Electrical storms, rather than meteorites as scientists had previously thought, could have unlocked phosphorus necessary for the development of ancient life, according to a new study.

Electrical storms, rather than meteorites as scientists had previously thought, could have unlocked phosphorus necessary for the development of ancient life, according to a new study.

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Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Emily Makowski | Oct 1, 2019
Artist Carol Roullard specializes in microcrystal photography.
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Bob Grant | Apr 19, 2016
The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.
Point of Impact
Point of Impact
Erin Weeks | Sep 16, 2013
The collision of comets and icy surfaces can spur the formation of amino acids.
Meteorite hints at life’s origins
Tia Ghose | Jun 9, 2011
As debate continues to swirl around arsenic-loving bacteria, a space rock yields new astrobiological clues.