Did Life Arise from Volcanic Gas?

By Keith Cowing
March 31, 2000
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volcanic eruptionAccording to a press
release from Washington University, faculty geologists “have developed new
theoretical calculations on how life might have arisen on Earth, Mars and
other celestial bodies from volcanic gases. The calculations show not only
that life can arise from the gaseous crucible of present day terrestrial
volcanoes, but that it was even more likely to develop billions of years
ago on early Earth, Mars and Jupiter’s satellite, Europa.”

° Washington
University Press release

° Life in Extreme
, The Astrobiology Web

° Extremophiles, SpaceRef Directory

° Hydrothermal Vent Communities, SpaceRef

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