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    Lightning Strikes Helped Life get an Early Start on Earth

    So, you want to create life? You’re going to need some ingredients first. On Earth four billion years ago, you might find some of those ingredients in the impact craters of asteroid strikes (as long as you don’t get blown up in the blast yourself). A safer place to look, according to new research from …
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    Sfunny, my Biology teacher taught that lightning idea in 1958, no doubt with less evidence back then. But I recall New Scientist reporting experiments with primeval soup and electric discharges before the internet age.
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    Well, if it was good enough for Dr Frankenstein's Monster....

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    However, this idea has its own nuances. In fact, the amount of phosphorus received from lightning strikes may have exceeded the amount of phosphorus from meteorite strikes about 3.5 billion years ago.

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