E.T. may be able to phone home – or “home phone” if we’re quoting the little guy correctly – but humans require a little more info using extraterrestrial biosignatures to figure out where aliens come from.
Primary source information: Title: Impact of wet-dry cycling on the phase behavior and compartmentalization properties of complex coacervates Authors: Hadi M. Fares, Alexander E. Marras, Jeffrey M. Ting, Matthew V. Tirrell, and Christine D. Keating. Journal: Nat Commun 11, 5423 (2020) Think about combining oil and…
The chemical composition of meteorites provides important information about which building blocks might have been available for the origin of life on Earth.
If RNA is essential for life to develop, how could it emerge from messy chemical mixtures on early Earth?