Life thrived on young Earth: scientists discover 3.7-billion-year-old fossils

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A team of Australian researchers has uncovered the world’s oldest fossils in a remote area of Greenland, capturing the earliest history of the planet and demonstrating that life on Earth emerged rapidly in the planet’s early years. The team discovered 3.7-billion-year-old stromatolite fossils in the world’s oldest sedimentary rocks, in the Isua Greenstone Belt along the edge of Greenland’s icecap.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160831172441.htm">Science Daily</a>

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