The Miller Volcanic Spark Discharge Experiment

@article{Johnson2008TheMV,
  title={The Miller Volcanic Spark Discharge Experiment},
  author={Adam P. Johnson and Henderson James Cleaves and Jason P. Dworkin and Daniel P. Glavin and Antonio Lazcano and Jeffrey L. Bada},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={404 - 404}
}
Miller's 1950s experiments used, besides the apparatus known in textbooks, one that generated a hot water mist in the spark flask, simulating a water vapor‐rich volcanic eruption. We found the original extracts of this experiment in Miller's material and reanalyzed them. The volcanic apparatus produced a wider variety of amino acids than the classic one. Release of reduced gases in volcanic eruptions accompanied by lightning could have been common on the early Earth. Prebotic compounds… 
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