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Unformatted text preview: atmosphere at the time • Oparin—believed organic materials might arise spontaneously with energy o Thought the atmosphere was similar to Jupiter • Miller’s experiment simulated conditions of early earth to test Oparin’s hypothesis o Within one day, the experiment showed strong evidence of organic compounds o Produced numerous and all naturally occurring amino acids in very large volume o Nowadays, this sort of occurrence doesn’t happen as often because most atmospheres aren’t strongly reducing anymore • Physical structure of hydrothermal vents is actually from chemical reactions forming sort of crystal lattices...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course EEMB 3 taught by Professor Carlson during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08