A 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Fossil Discovery is the Oldest Trace of Life Ever Discovered on Earth!!!

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When did life actually begin on Earth? A fossil was recently discovered indicates that the first trace of life originated on our world nearly 3.77 billion years ago!

This “microfossil” was found in a coastal area in the province of Quebec in Canada and is considered a very important discovery of the origins of life.
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A research team led by Professor Dominic Paninot of University London College uncovered the tiny fragment and analyzed its contents.
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This “microfossil” has a diameter of less than a single strand of human hair and is made of an iron-oxide based material called “hematite”.
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The age of the “microfossil” is significant since it was created within a few hundred million years of the creation of our solar system!
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“Hematite” is a material that is usually found near a “hydrothermal vent” which is a hole that connects the earth’s core directly with floor of one of our planet’s oceans.
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Laser imaging of the fragment confirmed that the “microfossil” contained two mineral elements that it has biological origins on Earth.
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“Hematite” is found not only on Earth but has also been discovered on the surface of Mars.
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What did you think?

This discovery could very well help scientists discover the existence of life on other planets in the future!

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