jul 312013
 
Cracking How Life Arose on Earth May Help Clarify Where Else It Might Exist

  A unique theory about how life arose on Earth may reveal clues to whether and where else it might have arisen in the Universe. This artist’s conception shows a young, hypothetical planet around a cool star. Image Credit: NASA Does life exist elsewhere or is our planet unique, making us truly alone in the Universe?  Much [continue reading]

apr 062013
 
The Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered

  Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth. An artists impression of a meteorite landing in a hot, acidic pool of liquids. Image Credit: James McKay 2013 (www.jamesmckay.info) While it is generally accepted that some important ingredients for life came from [continue reading]