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Press Trust Of India
London, May 16, 2013
First Published: 23:51 IST(16/5/2013)
Last Updated: 23:52 IST(16/5/2013)
World’s oldest water found in Canadian mine
Scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water — dating back to at least 2.7 billion years — which contain abundant chemicals known to support life, lurking deep underground in Canada. This water could be some of the oldest on the planet and may even contain life. Also, the similarity between the rocks that trapped it and those on Mars raises the hope that comparable life-sustaining water could lie buried beneath the Red Planet’s surface, scientists believe. The water may hold clues to life on Earth and Mars.
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