Hints of Life on What Was Thought to Be Desolate Early Earth

Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago -- when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought. Not only does that change the way scientists thought Earth was like soon after it formed 4.5 billion years ago, but gives them reason to theorize that life itself is more plentiful throughout the universe because it seemed to start up so quickly.

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