Haematite filaments from the Løkken deposit, in Norway. Image: M.Dodd.
3.77 billion years old.
1 MAR 2017
Scientists have discovered what appears to be tiny microorganism remains preserved in quartz in Canada, and have dated them to a whopping 3.77 billion years ago.
This ancient find is believed to be the oldest fossil ever discovered, and could help us understand how life came to be on Earth, and what organisms could look like on other planets./.../