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"‘Raspberry Mineral’ Could Be Evidence Of Microbial Life On Early Earth And Other Worlds"

04.06.2024 In the Media

Forbes Magazine writes about the latest findings of a research team led by Eric Runge and Jan-Peter Duda from the University of Göttingen, and CMFI Principal Investigator Andreas Kappler and Muammar Mansor from the Department of Geomicrobiology at the University of Tübingen. According to the results of the study, certain minerals with characteristic shapes could indicate the activity of bacteria in hydrothermal vents – or black smokers – in the deep ocean several billion years ago. This represents a major step in our understanding of the origin of life.

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