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Lightning may have provided prebiotic phosphorus for the origin of life on Earth


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How A Building Block Of Life Got Created In A Flash

Heard on Morning Edition, NPR, March 16, 2021


Lightning may have sparked life on Earth

By Ashley Strickland, CNN, March 16, 2021


The open access paper is:


Hess, B.L., Piazolo, S. and Harvey, J. 2012, Lightning

strikes as a major facilitator of prebiotic phosphorus

reduction on early Earth. Nature Communications 12, 1535




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