Helen Hansma

Dec. 07, 2007

Did Life Start in Mica?

A biophysicist discusses her hypothesis that in the early days of Earth, organic compounds needed for life may have been synthesized in the tiny spaces between sheets of mica rock.

life, urey, primordial soup, biochemistry

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