Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth? — Speaking of Chemistry
Reactions Science Videos | November 23, 2016
That's right. Comets may have helped seed life on Earth. Far out, right? Sarah Everts has the chemical clues that back up this out-of-this-world hypothesis.
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Apologies to Paul Wild, who discovered the comet Wild 2 along with several others. His last name is pronounced Vilt.