life on Earth

Without the Impact that Formed the Moon, We Might Not Have Life on Earth

The Earth wasn't formed containing the necessary chemicals for life to begin. One well-supported theory, called the "late veneer theory",…

5 years ago

More Evidence That Comets May Have Brought Life to Earth

The idea of panspermia -- that life on Earth originated from comets or asteroids bombarding our planet -- is not…

9 years ago

This Model Of Earth’s Giant Impacts Makes Us Wonder How Life Arose

In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth…

10 years ago

Did Life On Earth As We Know It Come From ‘Geological Life’?

When it comes to life on Earth, we're not sure if it came from the outside (transported by comets) or…

10 years ago

Earth’s Water Story Gets A Plot Twist From Space Rock Search

We at Universe Today have snow on our minds these days with all this Polar Vortex talk. From out the…

10 years ago

Catastrophic Impacts Made Life on Earth Possible

How did life on Earth originally develop from random organic compounds into living, evolving cells? It may have relied on…

11 years ago