Ancient Soil Shows Oxygen-Producing Life Existed Way Earlier Than We Thought

September 8, 2014 2:05 PM

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Ancient Soil Shows Oxygen-Producing Life Existed Way Earlier Than We Thought

Geologists say they've found evidence that oxygen-producing life existed on Earth some 3.02 billion years ago--60 million years earlier than previously thought.

"This is a very exciting finding, which helps to fill a gap in our knowledge about the evolution of the early Earth," Dr. Quentin Crowley, an assistant professor in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and the senior author of a paper describing the new finding, said in a written...

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