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Tokyo study may have found oldest evidence of life on Earth, with fossil dating back 3.95 billion years

Tokyo study may have found oldest evidence of life on Earth, with fossil dating back 3.95 billion years

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Fossil evidence, grains of graphite and forms of carbon are seen within ancient rocks in this photo. The researcher who made the find claims it is the oldest fossil evidence for life. | TSUYOSHI KOMIYA / VIA KYODO PARIS – Rudimentary life may have existed on Earth 3.95 billion years ago at a time when our infant planet was being bombarded by comets and had hardly any oxygen, researchers said Wednesday. A team presented what they say is the oldest-known fossil evidence for life on the Blue Planet — grains of graphite, a form of carbon, wedged into ancient sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada. The previous most ancient life traces were reported in March, from a site in Quebec estimated at between 3.8 billion and 4.3 billion years old, though an author of the new study called that d
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