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The chemical environment on young planets is significantly influenced by impacting planetesimals, comets and (mostly) asteroids, and recent new lines of evidence suggest a coincidence between a chemically-consequential heavy bombardment of the Hadean Earth and an original date for prebiotic synthesis. We summarize the current state-of-the-art research results concerning impact-induced transformation of atmospheres, planetary surface and synthesis of molecules relevant to prebiotic chemistry.

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