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New Study Suggests Lightning May Have Sparked Life On Earth

Scientists thought that a key ingredient for life must have come to early Earth from meteorites. A new study, however, suggests a surprising alternative source: lightning strikes.

NPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce has the story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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