Origin of schreibersite
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From there it was just a matter of calculating how much schreibersite could have been produced by lightning billions of years ago, around the time the first life emerged on Earth.
The planet needed a lot of phosphorus-containing schreibersite to sustain life.
It’s not completely clear there was enough rock exposed to the air—where it could be hit by lightning and lead to schreibersite production—to make phosphorus available.
One potential source of phosphorus on the early Earth is the unusual mineral schreibersite, which is found in small amounts in meteorites.
If lightning strikes created a large amount of schreibersite, and other reactive phosphorus minerals, then lightning could be an alternate source of the reactive phosphorus needed for life.