A team of researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered the world’s oldest water, and it’s here in Canada!
Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar says the water was found in a mine in Timmins, ON, some 3 kilometres beneath the Earth’s surface.
Professor Lollar, who led the team, says that lab tests proved the water to be somewhere around 2 billion years old.
Still good though.
Lollar also says that the discovery of the “smelly” liquid “pushes back the understanding of the Earth’s oldest flowing water and that its composition can support life.”
What’s even cooler is that Lollar believes that the finding has implications for life on Mars, since the place where the water was discovered is geologically similar to the Red Planet!
It always comes back to aliens, doesn’t it.