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Origin of Life - Panspermia

Origin of life

Where did life originate?

Where did life in the universe originate? Did life begin on Earth or did it come here from somewhere else in the universe? Is Earth the only place in the universe uniquely capable of supporting life? These questions have been asked since the beginning of human intelligence. Where did we come from? The Panspermia Theory is one theory to explain how life came to be on planet Earth. Remember, it is only a theory ...

What is the Panspermia Theory?[]

Panspermia Theory suggests that life on Earth did not originate on our planet, but was transported here from somewhere else in the universe (Sonali, 2008).

Links and Resources[]

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Recent article related to the Panspermia Theory

Origin of Life: The Panspermia Theory


Panspermia Theory and the Origin of Life


Sonali, S. J. (2008) Origin of life: The Panspermia Theory Science in Society. Retrieved from http://scienceinsociety.northwestern.edu/content/articles/2008/research-digest/student-papers/panspermia/origin-of-life-the-panspermia-theory

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