abiogenesis

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a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter

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They say their efforts could spawn insights into natural life, how life began on Earth and even life as we haven't yet known it.
This ambitious HDTV science series combines location sequences - on, above and below the surface of the earth - with deep space imagery and extraordinary animation to discover how life began on earth and what life might exist in the universe.
The classic experiment performed by Miller when he was a graduate student in 1953 seemed to solve the scientific problem of how life began, at least in broad outline.
Moreover, scientists trying to understand how life began now look to catalytic RNA molecules, or ribozymes, as likely biochemical ancestors that evolved into the DNA-RNA-protein progression of modern cells (SN: 6/17/89, p.
The Carnegie Alpha Cluster, an Alpha Linux Beowulf cluster based on API's UP2000 Ultimate Series Motherboard, is enabling NASA and its research partners, the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), to conduct complex studies and computations aimed at providing new clues for understanding planet and star formation, how life began, its possible existence elsewhere in the universe and projecting the future of life on the Earth and beyond.
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