Friday, July 11, 2008

Life may have emerged surprisingly soon after earth formed

The best evidence we have right now is that life started on earth 3.5 billion years ago. But a new finding suggests it may have started as early as 4.2 billion years ago according to a report at ScienceDaily.

This is pretty surprising to Pound360 considering our best guess is that
the earth is only 4.54 billion years old.

Scientists studying a 4.2 million-year-old diamond discovered in Australia noticed high concentrations of carbon 12, "a feature usually associated with organic life."

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