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An apatite for blueberries?

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UCL: World's Oldest Fossils Unearthed

Post by bystander » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:02 pm

World's Oldest Fossils Unearthed
University College, London | 2017 Mar 01

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron were found encased in quartz layers in the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (NSB), Quebec, Canada.

The NSB contains some of the oldest sedimentary rocks known on Earth which likely formed part of an iron-rich deep-sea hydrothermal vent system that provided a habitat for Earth’s first life forms between 3,770 and 4,300 million years ago. ...

Evidence for early life in Earth’s oldest hydrothermal vent precipitates - Matthew S. Dodd et al
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