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US scientists will open crystals that may contain living organisms 830 million years old

US scientists plan to crack open a salt crystal with liquid inside that may contain still-living microorganisms dating back to 830 million years ago, in research that could provide insight into life on other planets. Salt crystals, called halite, retain liquid from when the mineral was originally formed, and scientists have observed shapes inside that …

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US scientists will open crystals that may contain living organisms 830 million years old

US scientists plan to crack open a salt crystal with liquid inside that may contain still-living microorganisms dating back to 830 million years ago, in research that could provide insight into life on other planets. Salt crystals, called halite, retain liquid from when the mineral was originally formed, and scientists have observed shapes inside that …

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