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How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

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Astrobiology fuel cell

Laurie Barge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is seen here with a version of one of her team's fuel cells. They use the fuel cells to study the chemical processes thought to have given rise to life on Earth, and possibly other planet

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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