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Origins of Life

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Former director of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, Prof. Bruce Runnegar works in paleontology, including taxonomic studies and the evolutionary history of mollusks. Prof. Bill Schopf, a paleobiologist, studies the history and origins of life on Earth and founded the UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life.  Prof. David Paige‘s research focuses on determining where water ice, a component considered essential for life, could be stable on planets and satellites in the solar system.

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Kevin McKeegan - UCLA Earth & Space Sciences - 110620 paige runnegar schopf
Kevin McKeegan David Paige Bruce Runnegar Bill Schopf
 Assignments - 091002
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