A MEETING WITH THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 6



photo of the smoldering suface of a lava flow

LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

Donald L. DeVincenzi

Violent beginnings.
Heat, moisture, and gases from volcanic eruptions on the early Earth could have provided the environmental conditions required for initiating chemical evolution reactions which led to life. (Photograph courtesy of Richard S. Fiske, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.)
 



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