The Science of How Life Started

How did life get started on Earth? And how are we using what we know to look for it throughout the galaxy?

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Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey

Sam Jones, PhD

Scientific consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
Jason Dworkin, PhD
Lelia Duman, PhD
Nicholas Hud, PhD

Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus

Habitable zones of different stars

The Habitable Zone,Suntoharborliquidwater.&text=Venusmayhaveoncehad,theliquidwatertoevaporate.

Protein Synthesis and the Genetic Code,seeniscalledacodon.

Early life on earth

Phosphate backbone

Phosphodiester Bond

Primordial soup

Life on Venus? The picture gets cloudier

A Biologist Explains: What is Life?

Alternative Definitions of Life: Perspective Matters,asimpletestforlife.

The Seven Pillars of Life

Darwinian Evolution

Water on Mars

Life on other planets?

Exoplanet atmospheres,isthetransitspectroscopymethod.&text=Bymeasuringthefractionof,theatmospherecanbeinferred.

Hubble versus James Webb Telescope,ithassomeinfraredcapability

Ingredients for life in space

Habitability on Mars from a Microbial Point of View

Vocabulary of Definitions of Life Suggests a Definition

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Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’,absorbslightinthatwavelength.&text=Phosphinetakesafairamount,isfoundinVenus'atmosphere.

NASA definition of life,lifeweknowTerranlife.

Meteoritic Amino Acids: Diversity in Compositions Reflects Parent Body Histories

A search for amino acids and nucleobases in the Martian meteorite Roberts Massif 04262 using liquid chromatography‐mass spectrometry

The 1953 Stanley L. Miller Experiment: Fifty Years of Prebiotic Organic Chemistry

Prebiotic Soup–Revisiting the Miller Experiment

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