Microfossils may be evidence life began ‘very quickly’ after Earth formed | Fossils

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I’m sure people were saying this when I was at university thirty years ago.

Alun_Owen_Parsons

300 million years after formation? Uhh… there was a lot of magma around at that point, right? Like… Basically everywhere?

E4Soletrain

The concluding statement was very interesting. > This discovery implies that only a few hundred million years are needed for life to evolve to an organized level on a primordial habitable planet. We therefore conclude that such microbial ecosystems could exist on other planetary surfaces where liquid water interacted with volcanic rocks, and that these oldest microfossils and dubiofossils reported here from the NSB suggest that extraterrestrial life may be more widespread than previously thought.

CurtisLeow

Aliens knew what they were doing

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