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Sometime during our lives weve questioned ourselves at one point just how long has the earth existed and how did life begin Our Biology book written by Solomon Berg and Martin shows theories that has taught us that earth is approximately 46 billion years old and the earliest pieces of life form found was dated back to approximately 38 billion years old This only leaves a time space of 800 million years between the formation of earth and the creation of life Since then new theories have shown that life may have originated earlier then they thought From Bernstein Sanford and Allamandolas article Lifes Far-Flung Raw Materials comes the theory that only about 100 million years after the earliest possible point for earth to support life evidence shows that organisms were already flourishing But with the amount of time between this it almost seems impossible but not if something were to help the process like space compounds Christopher Chyba has the leading idea that these space particles did in fact bring in the planets water and atmospheric gases These space organisms are thought to be responsible for making our earth habitable by bringing in water and gas molecules which would provide our atmosphere and oceans Also that the space debris was needed to build life and could have even started the first cellular processes These space molecules could have absorbed UV-rays from the sun helping out the weaker molecules and converting the light energy made into chemical food which is essential for photosynthesis Miller showed that the planets first single celled organisms came from a process of chemical steps which is possible for the building blocks of life It is stated that everyday tons of space dust falls to the earths surface some found containing 50 organic carbon bringing in about 30 tons of organic material So not only do some scientists argue about space particles bringing in
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