Scientists Use Super-Powerful Laser To Simulate 'First Spark Of Life'

December 10, 2014 3:01 PM

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It's long been known that life on Earth arose about 4 billion years ago. But what caused the first "spark of life?" That remains a topic for debate.

To test the theory, the researchers simulated the energy of an asteroid impact on Earth using the Prague Asterix Laser System, a powerful laser that can generate around a billion kilowatts of energy at its peak, the Associated Press reported. The laser was directed for a fraction of a second at plas...

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