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High energy solar radiation and the origin of life

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Abstract

Recent satellite observations of young, sun-like stars allow an estimation of the ultraviolet and X-ray radiation environment of the primitive Earth. Energy from these sources is found to be much higher than previously believed. We suggest that the influence of high energy radiation on the early development of life be reexamined.

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Gaustad, J.E., Vogel, S.N. High energy solar radiation and the origin of life. Origins Life Evol Biosphere 12, 3–8 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00926907

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Keywords

  • Radiation
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Solar Radiation
  • Early Development