Hydrothermal Vents Able to Create Simple Organic Molecules, Study Says

According to a new study in the journal Chemical Communications, alkaline hydrothermal vents on the seabed are able to produce simple carbon-based molecules, such as methanol, formic, acetic and pyruvic acid, out of the dissolved carbon dioxide in the water. The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have similar chemical [...] —> Read More