The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists find material in rock that ‘may show origin of life’

  • Discovery may support a relatively obscure theory that life came from rocks
  • But some in the research community, which is divided on life’s origins, still regard the theory as speculative

Topic |   China science
The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
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