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It might hit the beach, perhaps forming a beautiful deposit of fulgurite.
This life-through-lightning model is limited to environments with shallow waters—lightning must produce fulgurite in areas where it can dissolve properly to release the phosphorus, but where it won’t become lost in a vast body of water.
The authors of the new study collected fulgurite that had been produced by lighting hitting the ground in Illinois in 2016, initially just to study the effects of extreme flash heating as preserved in these kinds of samples.
Finally, we used our fulgurite and other published fulgurite studies to estimate of how much schreibersite, or similar forms of phosphorus, would have been made available by lightning strikes.Origin of Life: Lightning Strikes May Have Provided Missing Ingredient for Earth’s First Organisms|Benjamin Hess|March 17, 2021|Singularity Hub
By firing lasers, X-rays and electrons at the fulgurite and observing how those beams interacted with the material, the researchers were able to probe its composition.Phosphorus for Earth’s earliest life may have been forged by lightning|Maria Temming|March 16, 2021|Science News
This fulgurite, which is extremely light, measures six centimetres in length.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion