When the Earth was born, it was a mess. Meteors and lightning storms likely bombarded the planet's surface where nothing except lifeless chemicals could survive. How life formed in this chemical mayhem is a mystery billions of years old. Now, a new study offers evidence that the first building blocks may have matched their environment, starting out messier than previously thought.
- Journal of American Chemical Society
- Simons Foundation, National Science Foundation, Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies, Canadian Institutes of Health Research