Apr 13, 2022

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

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Scientists believe they have found evidence of microbes that were thriving near hydrothermal vents on Earth’s surface just 300m years after the planet formed – the strongest evidence yet that life began far earlier than is widely assumed.

If confirmed, it would suggest the conditions necessary for the emergence of life are relatively basic.

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