<< Our sun, worshipped by ancient civilizations, wasn’t just a source of warmth, it also produced ingredients for life >> Vladimir Airapetian
Thomas Sumner. Young sun’s super solar flares helped set early Earth up for life. Particle blasts could have created molecules to warm planet seed DNA. 11:00 AM, May 23, 2016.
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<< nitrogen fixation in the early terrestrial atmosphere can be explained by frequent and powerful coronal mass ejection events from the young Sun — so-called superflares >>
V.S. Airapetian, A. Glocer, et al. Prebiotic chemistry and atmospheric warming of early Earth by an active young Sun. Nature Geoscience (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2719 Publ. online 23 May 2016