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Analytical investigations of the Barberton Scientific Drill core are now in full swing. Back in summer 2008 scientists from CGB and the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), at the University of Cape Town, S Africa extracted 800m of drill core containing rock material from the early Archean, a very important but little studied period in early Earth’s history.
The final details are being organized for this summer’s research cruises.
Studies of the earliest life forms on Earth can provide insights into how to look for traces of possible life on Mars.