Life Began Between the Sheets … of Mica, Expert Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 10, 2007   View Article

Hot action between the sheets has given many human lives their start. Now a scientist says chemical comings and goings between sheets of the mineral mica may have gotten all life on Earth going.

The layered, flaky mineral could have provided support, shelter, and an energy source to jump-start formation of the first complex organic molecules, according to the new theory.

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