UPDATES, NOTES, AND WEB PAGES FOR CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1 IMAGES FOR LECTURES
Chapter 1: Images for Lectures
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Page 4. Age of the Universe. In 2013, the Universe is estimated to be about 13.9 billion years old, give or take a hundred million or two. So the Solar System (and the Earth, of course) are relatively young on that sort of time scale. The Universe should exist for at least another 24 billion years or so, but our Sun will have self-destructed long before that, leaving only a white dwarf.
Mini-Essays and Comments.
Reconstructing the Origin of Life
Experiments on the Origin of Life
Producing organic chemicals in an atmospheric haze that might have fed early organisms. National Geographic News The paper is published in PNAS.
The Naked Gene and the RNA World
The First Cell
Life Made in the Laboratory?
References for Chapter 1
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