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Did Life Evolve in Ice? | Arctic & Antarctic | DISCOVER Magazine:

Other theories posit that mineral surfaces organized key molecules or volcanic sources synthesized amino acids. These theories need not be mutually exclusive. Glaciers on early Earth could have scooped up mineral dust; volcanoes could have rained ash onto nearby sea ice. Primordial ice “must have been full of impurities,” Lazcano says, “and those impurities must have had catalytic effects, enhancing the synthesis or destruction of some compounds.”


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