Hadean Eon Getty

Hadean Eon Getty

Late in the Hadean Eon, Earth's earliest period, some 4 billion years ago, first life chemicals are believed to have come together. Earth's surface seethed with vulcanic activity close to Earth's first lakes, and meteors crashed down regularly importing new chemicals from space. New experiments about the chemical evolution of prebiotic amino acid linkages mimic mild conditions during the late Hadean Eon. Artist's depiction. Credit: Getty Images / contract necessary for usage, distribution or reuse

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
evolution, chemical evolution, amino acids, lysine, oligomer, center for chemical evolution, wet-dry cycle, depsipeptide, non-biological amino acids, biological amino acids, self-selecting, self-selection, ribosome, ester-amide, proto-peptide, Hadean Eon, NSF, NASA
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 1, 2019 - 1:17pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 1, 2019 - 1:17pm