Reply to post: Why highlight meteorites?

Life began after meteorites splashed into warm ponds of water, say astronomers


Why highlight meteorites?

The article mentions 2000kg containing carbon compounds, therefore somewhat less than 2000 depending on the percentage content. The meteoric contribution pales into total insignificance when compared with dust providing 60000000kg of carbon compounds annually.

Either the quoted figures are wrong or the seeding of life should be credited to interstellar dust rather than the headline's splashing meteorites.

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