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(acidic environment and temperature lower than 70 degrees Celsius)

These conditions are to be found nearby oceanic hydrotermal vents, among other places, lending credibility to a hypothesis for submarine abiogenesis formulated when they were first discovered. Vent fluids can be very acidic, with a pH sometimes inferior to 3.

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:11:00 UTC | #291190