Life from the skies

时间:2019-03-06 01:01:11166网络整理admin

By Joanna Marchant LIFE may have begun not in the sea but in tiny water droplets drifting high in the sky. Thrown up by ocean waves, these droplets could have provided just the conditions needed for complex molecules to form. This radical theory, proposed by an international team of researchers at the Royal Meteorological Society’s millennium conference in Cambridge this week, could explain long-standing mysteries about the origin of life, such as how cells got their membranes and how simple organic molecules became concentrated enough to join together to form large,