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Hydrogen is with over 90% the most abundant
element in our universe.|
Hydrogen is essential for life.
The Greeks used the word hydro for water and the word genes for forming something. So the today's word Hydrogen translates into 'water is forming'.
Almost all molecules in life forms contain Hydrogen.
But to have something you can grab another atom is needed.
The Hydrogen on our Earth is mainly found in connection with Oxygen
forming water, and in all living organism, from bacteria to plants.
The beginning of life was made possible by these plants, taking in CO2, producing Oxygen.
|Photosynthesis - - - Chemosynthesis|
Without these two chemical reactions|
life on Earth, as we know it, would not exist.
We would not exist.
The first life forms on ancient Earth, have lived in the oceans without sunlight, often under high pressure.|
Today these life forms still exist, scientists call them chemotroph. Chemotrophic organism use solely an-organic substances to produce energy, covering their carbon needs through carbon dioxide Co2.
What do you think: How many bacteria do you need to stay alive?
When bacteria on Earth oceans started to produce oxygen, phototrophic life forms started to thrive our Earth.
1977, a submarine close to the Galapagos islands got a glimpse of these "black smokers". The chemicals coming out of these hydrothermal vent fluid would be toxic to most forms of life, we know of.
Nowadays we know of many of these smokers in different areas of Earth's ocean floor. Life at hydrothermal vents is not dependent on sunlight and photosynthesis, but instead rely on chemosynthesis, a process in which certain microbes use chemicals in the vent water to produce energy.
An entire food chain of animals lives down there with chemosynthetic microbes growing on and below the seafloor and even within other animals at the vents.
Almost all life on the surface of Earth needs
Find more information on Photosynthesis - using this link
Interestingly photosynthesis and chemosynthesis help to produce ATP. All known life forms need energy in the form of Adenosintriphosphat (ATP). ATP is the universal energy bearing substance in all cells.
Humans and all other life forms cannot live without ATP.
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- Why is Earth sick?
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