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Post by Dragon Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:11 am

Phosphorus is one of the key elements for life, involved in biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, phospholipids, and adenosine triphosphate.

Phosphide minerals — such as the mineral schreibersite — delivered to early Earth in meteorites have been advocated as a main source of prebiotic phosphorus.

Planetary scientists believed minimal amounts of these minerals were also brought to our planet through billions of lightning strikes.

But now a team of researchers from the University of Leeds and Yale University has established that lightning strikes were just as significant as meteorites in performing this essential function.


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An illustration of early Earth, as it would have looked around 4 billion years ago.

“The early bombardment is a once in a solar system event,” said Dr. Jason Harvey, a researcher in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.

“As planets reach their mass, the delivery of more phosphorus from meteors becomes negligible.”

“Lightning, on the other hand, is not such a one-off event. If atmospheric conditions are favorable for the generation of lightning, elements essential to the formation of life can be delivered to the surface of a planet.”

“This could mean that life could emerge on Earth-like planets at any point in time.”


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