Diamonds could be the beginning of life on Earth

03.08.2008

According to German researchers, billions of years ago, the Earth was covered with precious stones, which provide the necessary conditions for chemical reactions, which became the basis of the origin of human life.

Previously, scientists thought that life evolved from simple molecules, gradually developing into complex organisms.

According to new research by Andrei Sommer, Dan Zhu, and Hans-Georg Vechta diamonds, crystallized forms of carbon are the oldest forms of life on the early Earth. In a series of experiments, they found that the reaction with hydrogen, natural diamond crystal layers are formed on the surface of the water necessary for the development of life, and participate in conductivity.

When primitive molecules hit the surface of these hydrogenated diamonds in the atmosphere, the reaction that followed it, was sufficient for the development of more complex organic molecules.

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