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Australian scientists have found the oldest known fossils to date - an amazing 3.7 billion years old -

AUSTRALIAN scientists say life on Earth is even older than we thought: They've just found fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years. AFP. News Corp Australia NetworkSeptember 1, 20167:16pm. Greenland's melting ice sheet is enabling the study ...and more »

3.7-billion-year-old fossils may be the oldest signs of life on Earth - Washington Post

Scientists probing a newly exposed, formerly snow-covered outcropping in Greenland claim they have discovered the oldest fossils ever seen, the remnants of microbial mats that lived 3.7 billion years ago. It's a stunning announcement in a scientific ...and more »

What Earth's Oldest Fossils Mean for Finding Life on Mars - Live Science

If recent findings on Earth are any guide, the oldest rocks on Mars may have signs of ancient life locked up inside. In a new study, a team of geologists led by Allen Nutman, of the University of Wollongong in Australia, discovered 3.7-billion-year-old ...and more »

World's oldest fossils found in discovery with 'staggering' implications for search for alien life - The Independent

The oldest known fossils – dating back 3.7 billion years to a time when the Earth was still being bombarded by asteroids – have been found in Greenland, scientists announced in a discovery that could have “staggering” implications. Rocks recently ...and more »

3.7-Billion-Year-Old Rock May Hold Earth's Oldest Fossils - Live Science

Tiny ripples of sediment on ancient seafloor, captured inside a 3.7-billion-year-old rock in Greenland, may be the oldest fossils of living organisms ever found on Earth, according to a new study. The research, led by Allen Nutman, head of the School ...and more »

Claims of Earth's oldest fossils tantalize researchers -

Rocks in Greenland contain structures that could have been laid down by living organisms 3.7 billion years ago. Alexandra Witze. 31 August 2016. Article tools. Rights & Permissions. Allen Nutman. The bumpy layers in this rock could be signs of early life.and more »

Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils' - BBC News

Some of the world's earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland. The rocks were part of the seafloor 3.7 billion years ago, and the wavy lines, just a few centimetres across, would be remnants of ...and more »

These Might Be the Oldest Fossils Ever Discovered - Popular Mechanics

Scientists have just unearthed what they claim to be the oldest fossils ever found on our planet. They're so ancient they predate the next oldest finds by roughly a quarter-billion years. These newly uncovered fossils are 3.7-billion-year -old traces ...and more »

Life Wuz Here, 3.7 Billion Years Ago - The New Yorker

I would like to see the rocks of Isua. I don't think it would be easy to get to them. The Isua supracrustal belt, or I.S.B., as it is formally known, is an outcropping in southwest Greenland, right at the edge of the inland ice sheet. Judging by the ...and more »

The World's Oldest Fossils Are 3.7 Billion Years Old - The Atlantic

The southwest corner of Greenland is a barren place. Most of the time, the only living things you can see are moss and lichen. Occasionally though, you might also spot a few scientists, who have come to study the rocks of this desolate landscape, which ...and more »