Little is know about the origins of life on Earth. Most scientists believe this event occurred some time within a billion years after the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago (Ga). It is also possible that the Earth was “seeded” by life transported here by another body like a meteorite or by extra-terrestrials. Most scientists in this field assume that life originated on Earth or in our solar system because there would be little data on which to base a proposal for the origin of life at a location outside our solar system. As it is we have a very...

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