Two Billion Year Old Water Discovered

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An astounding discovery has just been revealed by geoscientists at the Kidd Creek mine situated in Timmins, Ontario, Canada.

They have found water that dates back to a shocking two billion years, and is officially the oldest water known to exist on the planet.

This discovery serves as a possible breakthrough to further understand how life may have begun on Earth and perhaps even elsewhere as well.

The Discovery

The ancient water was discovered at a depth level of about `1.5 miles, and apparently the same team of geoscientists three years ago had also found water that dates back to 1.5 billion years, but they hadn’t dug as deep as this time.

The Kidd Creek serves as a mine for copper, zinc, and silver. Geochemist Barbara Sherwood Lollar stated that many of them had assumed they would simply find some trivial amount of water that would be confined within some rock formation.

However, Barbara and the entire team were shocked to discover that liters of this water had actually sprouted up from underneath and at a much higher rate.

Oliver Warr, who led the team of geoscientists during this research expedition said that although consuming this water would not be fatal to you, it would still regardless taste absolutely appalling.

Since the water had revealed traces of several gases such as Neon, Krypton, Xenon, Helium, and Argon, a thorough examination of the era in which this water dates to became an easier process.

It was shown that the amount of salt that this water consisted was at least 8 times higher than the average sea salt we know of.

This discovery is seen as the gateway to discover more thoroughly how life had been occurring and being maintained at such extremely deep levels of the surface long ago, and might even offer us knowledge as to how life could possibly be on other planets.