January 21, 2014

Conducting Miller-Urey Experiments

The Miller-Urey experiment was a pioneering study regarding the abiotic synthesis of organic compounds with possible relevance to the origins of life. Simple gases were introduced into a glass apparatus and subjected to an electric discharge, simulating the effects of lightning in the primordial Earth’s atmosphere-ocean system. The experiment was conducted for one week, after which, the samples collected from it were analyzed for the chemical building blocks of life.

Credit: JoVE—The Journal of Visualized Experiments

[ Read the Article: Modern Adaptation Of Miller-Urey Origin Of Life Experiments ]

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