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Oldest Fossils Discovered to Date Confirm Life on Earth Over 3.5 Billion Years Ago

News   Dec 19, 2017 | Original Story by Kelly April Tyrrell for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 
Oldest Fossils Discovered to Date Confirm Life on Earth Over 3.5 Billion Years Ago

An epoxy mount containing a sliver of a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old rock from the Apex chert deposit in Western Australia is pictured at the Wisconsin Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer Lab (WiscSIMS) in Weeks Hall. Credit: Jeff Miller.

 
 
 

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