Reply to post: Re: Why highlight meteorites?

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

Martin Gregorie Silver badge

Re: Why highlight meteorites?

Not necessarily. If the Earth was formed in its current orbit it would be fairly warm, possibly too warm to collect and retain water vapour from its surrounding space. Meanwhile, asteroids and meteors in elliptical orbits would be much colder and so more capable of retaining any water molecules they encountered.

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