Brinicles and a “cold” Origin of Life?
“Extraordinary tubes of ice that grow down into the ocean from ice sheets could be as significant for the origin of life as hydrothermal vents” from Technology Review
According to artic.io “Brinicles are the most bizarre phenomena happening below sea ice. They grow like stalactites, but much faster and in absent of other forces eventually touch the sea floor freezing all creatures to death in their path“. Recently, a Spanish research group has proposed a novel hypothesis suggesting that Brinicles may have promoted the emergence of life…from the cold side. Interesting and provocative…