Impact frustration of the origin of life

@article{Maher1988ImpactFO,
  title={Impact frustration of the origin of life},
  author={Kevin Albert Maher and David J. Stevenson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={331},
  pages={612-614}
}
One possible definition for the origin of life on Earth is the time at which the interval between devastating environmental insults by impact exceeded the timescale for establishing self-replicating proto-organisms. A quantitative relationship for the Hadean (pre-3,800 Myr ago) and Early Archean (3,800 to 3,400 Myr) impact flux can be derived from the lunar and terrestrial impact records. Also, the effects of impact-related processes on the various environments proposed for abiogenesis (the… 
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