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Earliest signs of life: Scientists find microbial remains in ancient rocks

September 28, 2019 - General

Scientists have found exceptionally preserved microbial remains in some of Earth’s oldest rocks in Western Australia – a major advance in the field, offering clues for how life on Earth originated. The UNSW researchers found the organic matter in stromatolites – fossilised microbial structures – from the ancient Dresser Formation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Photomicrograph of pyritized stromatolites from the 3.5…

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