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Did life come from space?

We usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that.

Space. An inhospitable place. With temperatures of minus 263 degrees Celsius close to absolute zero, life is hard to imagine. Even the movements of molecules slow down or come to a standstill in this icy cold environment. And then there is the radiation of supposedly destructive energy, which penetrates the interstellar space. 

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