How lightning strikes could explain the origin of life — on Earth and elsewhere | Curio

How lightning strikes could explain the origin of life — on Earth and elsewhere

6 mins | Apr 3, 2021

Has the ultimate question been answered? New research suggests that lightning has played a key part in creating phosphorus, an essential element in making the energy source of all known life. Neel V. Patel examines how this new study answers a big question that scientists have always pondered: how early life accessed this element as it was trapped in weatherproof rocks.

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From MIT Technology Review