May 17, 2022

Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock

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An incredible discovery has just revealed a potential new source for understanding life on ancient Earth.

A team of geologists has just discovered tiny remnants of prokaryotic and algal life – trapped inside crystals of halite dating back to 830 million years ago.

Halite is sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, and the discovery suggests that this natural mineral could be a previously untapped resource for studying ancient saltwater environments.

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