“World’s oldest fossils found in discovery with ‘staggering’ implications for the search for extra-terrestrial life”

Conical peaks of fossilised stromatolite-like structures within 3.7 billion-year-old rocks (Picture: Allen Nutman)

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/world%E2%80%99s-oldest-fossils-found-in-discovery-with-%E2%80%98staggering%E2%80%99-implications-for-the-search-for-extra-terrestrial-life/ar-AAikFNn?li=BBoPOOl&ocid=mailsignout

The oldest known fossils – dating back 3.7 billion years to a time when the Earth was still being bombarded by asteroids – have been found in Greenland, scientists announced in a discovery that could have “staggering” implications.

Commenting on the discovery, a Nasa expert on the early Earth said if the fossils were evidence of living creatures then the discovery showed “life is not a fussy, reluctant and unlikely thing” – increasing the chances that it will have developed on Mars and elsewhere in the Universe.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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