Watch the video http://www.jove.com/blog/2014/02/24/4049
Scientists from the Center for Chemical Evolution and NASA are recreating the classical Miller-Urey experiment where a complex "soup" of organics is produced from simple gases and water. Their aim is to study the origin and evolution of informational biopolymers from the simplest molecules in the universe. Five decades of advances in analytical instrumentation now enable discovering products previously overlooked. The protocols they are developing are now published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.