Lunar meteorites are very rare rocks that scientists sometimes discover in Antarctica or deserts. Find out how a new study of the trace gases they contain has shed light on the origins of the moon and the Earth.
Lightning Strikes Vital to Origin of Life
Lightning strikes have played a part in theories on the origin of life since Darwin. Discover how a new study sheds more light on the role of lightning in bringing life to our planet. (4:00 min read)
Water Discoveries May Unlock Life’s Mysteries
Water discoveries on the Moon and on Mars were made this week.. Find out how these studies help understand life on Earth and on other worlds. (4:45 min read)
Tagish Lake Meteorite Holds Clues to How Life Began
The Tagish Lake meteorite at the Royal Ontario Museum has revealed some vital secrets to researchers. Find out what they discovered about the origin of life. (4:00 min read)
Origin of Life Before the Origin of Species–4 Theories
The origin of life is still a mystery to science, even though evolution is now a proven fact. Learn about four theories hoping to shed light on this enigma. (5:00 min read)
Planets Form From Stardust – Rapidly and Frequently
Planets form by gathering dust, not from smaller bodies crashing into each other. Find out why this is both promising and thrilling for the search for life. (4:00 min read)
Meteorites Brought Space Sugar to Earth
Scientists have found traces of the sugar called ribose in meteorites. Since ribose is a building block of living organisms, this discovery sheds light on the origin of life on earth. Find out more. (7:00 min read)
Life Began Even Earlier Than Thought
Find out about the new discovery showing that life had almost a billion more years to form than previously thought.