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Oldest ‘microfossils’ raise hopes for life on Mars

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 04:19 PM
We've heard of these sort of findings before, but these are even older than anything discovered previously.

Preserved as tiny spheres and tubes, the newly described “microfossils” hail from 200 million years earlier than the next oldest example of fossil microbes, which were announced last year.



A 3D reconstruction of a 3.4 billion-year-old microfossil found in Western Australia and, right, cross sections through the reconstruction emphasize the spheroidal nature of the cell

What are your thoughts?

edit on 21-8-2011 by SeriousIndividual because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 04:36 PM
im thinknig that your gunna get a lot of creationists on here telling you that its impossible because the worlds only 6000 years old lol

anyways, its interesting and hopefully brings new hope to the search for life on mars, be it fossilised or not

posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 05:19 PM
It is posible that another planet was hit
by some thing as big as the moon.
and a big bit then hit earth.

But I do agrees the earth had life that long ago.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by SeriousIndividual

to quote Jurassic park life always finds a way lol

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:21 PM
Once we find life on mars humans will be there shortly afterwards to conquer it as we do with everything else. I always wanted to be a space marine.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:22 PM
There's life on Mars.
Our ancestors knew that,and we know that.

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