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Rasool 1967

Rasool, S.I., 1967: Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere. Science, 157, no. 3795, 1466-1467, doi:10.1126/science.157.3795.1466.

We living things are a late outgrowth of the metabolism of our Galaxy. The carbon that enters so importantly into our composition was cooked in the remote past in a dying star. From it at lower temperatures nitrogen and oxygen were formed. These, our indispensable elements, were spewed out into space in the exhalations of red giants and such stellar catastrophes as supernovae, there to be mixed with hydrogen, to form eventually the substance of the sun and planets, and ourselves. The waters of ancient seas set the pattern of ions in our blood. The ancient atmospheres molded our metabolism.

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  author={Rasool, S. I.},
  title={Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere},

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ID  - ra00110g
AU  - Rasool, S. I.
PY  - 1967
TI  - Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere
JA  - Science
JO  - Science
VL  - 157
IS  - 3795
SP  - 1466
EP  - 1467
DO  - 10.1126/science.157.3795.1466
ER  -

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