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Energy at life's origin

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Science  06 Jun 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6188, pp. 1092-1093
DOI: 10.1126/science.1251653

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  1. Clues to where life evolved.

    Similarities between bioenergetic processes and those at hydrothermal vents such as Lost City suggest that life may have evolved at such vents on the early Earth. This photo was taken at Lost City in 2005 using the remotely operated vehicle Hercules.

    PHOTO: D. S. KELLEY AND M. ELEND/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, IFE, URI-IAO, LOST CITY SCIENCE PARTY, AND NOAA