Meteor shock: Ancient lifeforms dwell deep in Europe’s largest impact crater - study

Express.co.uk | 10/21/2019 | Tom Fish
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He said: “We applied newly developed radioisotopic dating techniques to the tiny calcite crystals formed following microbial methane cycling, and could determine they formed in the interval 80 to 22 million years ago.

“This marks long-term ancient microbial activity in the impact crater, but also the microbes lived up to 300 million years after the impact.”

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