Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 

Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.

By | May 10, 2017

Gas bubbles found in hot spring deposits in Western Australia, dating back 3.48 billion years  

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            (See T. Djokic et al., “Earliest signs of life on land preserved in ca. 3.5 Ga hot spring deposits,” Nature Communicationsdoi:10.1038/ncomms15263, 2017.)

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