Lightning started life on earth … maybe!
A new study has found that lightning had scattered the essential elements of life on Earth and that life had become more complex since then. The research was conducted by Benjamin Hayes, a geology student at Yale University, who is also a central part of his PhD dissertation.
Benjamin Hayes says phosphorus is an important element in driving life. But for billions of years it was not widely available on Earth and was trapped somewhere in the Earth’s insoluble minerals. In this study, experts have emphasized that when and how did this happen when phosphorus became useful and viable on Earth and thus it became the basic brick of the most basic components of life such as DNA, RNA and other living molecules. Form of