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Life on Earth May Have Begun Earlier Than We Have Been Taught

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Joined: April 11th, 2010, 8:01 am

October 19th, 2015, 10:29 pm #1

Not really sure whether to put this here or in Science.
Article in The Guardian.
wrote:Living organisms may have existed on Earth as long as 4.1bn years ago – 300m years earlier than was previously thought, new research has shown.

If confirmed, the discovery means life emerged a remarkably short time after the Earth was formed from a primordial disc of dust and gas surrounding the sun 4.6bn years ago.

Researchers discovered the evidence in specks of graphite trapped within immensely old zircon crystals from Jack Hills, Western Australia.
The rest of the article with pictures is available at the linky.
My choice? All the way down the rabbit hole.