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Te Ao Marama Meeting coming soon!

Te Ao Mārama – the Centre for Fundamental Inquiry – is an institute based at University of Auckland that exists to promote engagement with deep questions at the University of Auckland and beyond. The institute is interested in simple questions that are hard to answer and which transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries such as Abiogenesis How did life originate from living matter? Astrobiology How is life distributed in the universe and what makes living systems unique? and Multiverse cosmology Was the Big Bang a unique event and are apparently fundamental laws of physics applicable only in “our” universe?

TE AO MĀRAMA MEETING – free registration

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Origins of Life

Revisited - Check out this award winning video from our Australian colleagues

The discovery of a piece of geyserite found in a hot springs environment has changed our thinking about the origins of life on earth – and has implications for the search for life on Mars. Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known existence of microbial life on land.

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