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How the first life on Earth survived its biggest threat — water

True colour satellite image of Manicouagan Reservoir (also Lake Manicouagan), an annular lake in northern Quebec, Canada

Life might have begun in bodies of water on land, perhaps in craters similar to Canada’s Lake Manicouagan, formed by an ancient impact. Credit: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group/Getty

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Nature 588, 210-213 (2020)



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