Meteorites may have kick-started life on Earth
1. Meteorites may have kick-started life on Earth, The Telegraph,
March 11, 2010,
"Meteorites that bombarded Earth four billion years ago could
have kick-started life rather than wiping it out, a study shows."
2. Meteorites may have nurtured early life on Earth, TG Daily
The paper is:
Parnell, J., A. Boyce, S. Thackrey, D. Muirhead, P. Lindgren,
C. Mason, C. Taylor, J. Still, S. Bowden, G. R. Osinski, and
P. Lee, 2010, Sulfur isotope signatures for rapid colonization
of an impact crater by thermophilic microbes. Geology.
vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 271-274. doi: 10.1130/G30615.1