Naked Science: Finding the Origin of Life

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How did life on Earth begin? And why here? Some believe it arrived on an extraterrestrial meteorite. Others claim it began in a warm pond on early Earth. Or could volcanoes and lightning have sparked early life? Now, research teams are racing to understand how life may have begun - by creating it themselves. Watch as a scientist mixes up a batch of primordial soup and then zaps it with a bolt of electricity, a la Dr. Frankenstein. The results: amino acids, the building blocks of all life.

Emneord: origin of Life
Period11. Feb 2010

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  • TitleNaked Science: Finding the Origin of Life
    Media name/outletNational Geographic Channel
    Media typeTelevision
    PersonsSteen Rasmussen


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