A team of Israeli researchers has shown through computer modeling how life-forming molecules could be created inside of collapsing bubbles. These results could allow us to understand how cellular life took root on Earth.
The origin of life on Earth has been a matter of intense debate throughout human history. Even today, scientists don’t know whether the molecular building blocks of life were created on Earth or whether they were brought here by comets and meteorites. This is obviously hugely important – if they were delivered to Earth then it seems plausible that they may have been transported to other planets, too.