This process then creates mineral-rich chimneys with alkaline and acidic liquids, providing an energy source that facilitates chemical reactions between hydrogen and carbon dioxide to form increasingly complex organic compounds.
The study first confirms some of the oldest fossils in the world. formed in these openings – adding even more evidence to your theory.
The team attempted to create proto-cells with a mixture of various fatty acids and fatty alcohols that had not been used before.
Dr. Sean Jordan, the first author of the study, said: "All other experiments used a small number of molecular types, mainly fatty acids of the same size, while in the natural environment you would expect to see a wider range of molecules.