Stanley Miller’s Forgotten Experiments, Analyzed – Astrobiology July 14, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
In the new study, scientists analyzed samples from an experiment Miller performed in 1958. To the reaction flask, Miller added a chemical that at the time wasn’t widely thought to have been available on early Earth. The reaction had successfully formed peptides, the new study found. The new study also successfully replicated the experiment and explained why the reaction works.