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3.4 billion-year-old fossils of microorganisms discovered

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The findings, uncovered in South Africa, are the earliest known example of bacteria involved in the methane cycle: this discovery expands the frontiers of habitats that may have hosted the first forms of life on our planet, and could also prove useful in finding traces of life on other planets, starting with Mars.

Published on 23 July 2021