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Electricity-driven undersea reactions may have been important for the emergence of life

July 28, 2019 - General

Though it remains unknown how life began, there is a community of scientists who suspect it occurred in or around deep sea hydrothermal environments. At such sites, water heated by contact with hot rocks from Earth’s mantle flows into the lower ocean, passing over and through minerals which are themselves precipitated by the interaction of this hot water with cold seawater.

The research group has proposed an effective mechanism to…

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