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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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