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Make Your Own Hydrothermal Vent

A step-by-step guide to create your very own hydrothermal vent
Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

Program Description

Hydrothermal vents formed in the ocean of the early Earth from dissolved minerals and salts. They produce electricity and may have sparked the formation of amino acids, which are among the basic building blocks of life. JPL research scientist Laurie Barge makes a hydrothermal vent in her lab and demonstrates its capacity to generate electricity.