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Ancient water analysis continues

A group of scientists from Toronto continues to study water found in the Kidd Creek Mine in Timmins which is 2.7 billion years old.  The scientist entered the mine this week and gathered some samples.  What they’re looking for is if the water contains any life.  If it does, the discovery will be truly unique because that life will have been separated from all other life on earth for more than two billion years.  And if they do find life, the researchers will want to know how it could survive without sunlight.   The first sign of old water was found in 2013 close to the mine’s 7,850 foot level.   That water was at least a billion years old and was trapped in rock fissures that kept it from dispersing over the millennia.

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