Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Early life on Earth may have developed more quickly than thought

That means that conditions for life were much easier, and that life that did exist at the time was not under as much stress as previously believed.
The Earth's climate was far cooler -- perhaps more than 50 degrees -- billions of years ago, which could mean conditions for life all over the planet were more conducive than previously believed, according to a research team that includes a Texas A&M University expert who specializes in geobiology.

"Our research shows that the water temperature 3.4 billion years ago was at most 105 degrees, and while that's potentially very warm, it's far below the temperatures of 155 degrees or more that previous research has implied," Tice explains.

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Via: Physorg.com

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