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Earth's kerogen was formed when geologic forces compressed the ancient remains of algae and similar critters.
Such a macromolecule might potentially look something like kerogen, Eigenbrode said — a substance that’s found in coal and black shale and meteorites.
The molecules could have come from something like kerogen, a component of fossil fuel that is found in coal and oil shale.
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