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Hints of oldest fossil life found in Greenland rocks - Science Magazine

How long has Earth harbored life? Chemical signatures found in hardy microscopic crystals called zircons point to a beginning about 4.1 billion years ago. But finding fossilized remains of microbes—undoubtedly the creature of the day—is a far more ...and more »

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

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, 20168:16pm. Greenland's melting ice sheet is enabling the study ...and more »

Claims of Earth's oldest fossils tantalize researchers - Nature.com

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 ...and more »

Ancient cone-like fossils suggest life on Earth may go back more than 3.7 billion years - Los Angeles Times

How long has life flourished on our planet? A new study suggests it could go back more than 3.7 billion years. In a study published Wednesday in Nature, a team of Australian researchers describe small conical structures that may have been built by ...and more »

Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossils, oldest known - CBC.ca

The earliest fossil evidence of life on Earth has been found in rocks 3.7 billion years old in Greenland, raising chances of life on Mars aeons ago when both planets were similarly desolate, scientists said on Wednesday. The experts found tiny humps ...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 »

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

These cone-shaped structures discovered in 3.7-billion-year-old rocks in Greenland, about the size of a quarter, may be fossilized colonies of microbes and the earliest fossils of life on Earth, researchers say. Credit: Allen Nutman/Nature. Tiny ...and more »

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

Mars as it was observed shortly before opposition in May 2016 by the Hubble Space Telescope. Some prominent features are clearly visible, including the heavily eroded Arabia Terra in the center of the image and the small southern polar cap. Credit ...and more »

These Might Be the Oldest Fossils Ever Discovered - Popular Mechanics

The traces of microbes date back 3.7 billion years, much further than the former record-holder. Allen Nutman/Nature. By William Herkewitz. Aug 31, 2016. Scientists have just unearthed what they claim to be the oldest fossils ever found on our planet ...and more »

World's Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland - New York Times

Geologists have discovered in Greenland evidence for ancient life in rocks that are 3.7 billion years old. The find, if confirmed, would make these fossils the oldest on Earth and may change scientific understanding of the origins of life. Experts are ...and more »