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USF Researchers: Life-producing Phosphorus Carried to Earth by Meteorites

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June 4, 2013

artist's conception of a hypothetical planet University of South Florida Assistant Professor of Geology Matthew Pasek and researchers from the University of Washington and the Edinburg Centre for Carbon Innovation reveal new findings that explain how the reactive phosphorus that was an essential component for creating the earliest life-forms came to Earth. Full Story

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