Photo: Reuters a Similar lake in Canada, can stay in Indonesia and East Africa
Discovered an ancient lake – a very important finding, because it tells about the origin of life and processes of evolution on Earth.
Scientists discovered in the canadian province of Ontario lake, whose composition resembles an ancient ocean that existed more than two billion years ago, according to Nature.com.
As noted, the ancient oceans on Earth were rich in iron, low in sulfur content. Studying the composition of water, the scientists noted that despite the fact that water is constantly mixed, bacteria and chemical elements almost remain constant. Moreover, this phenomenon is observed at depth.
In some lakes, the scientists found in the anoxic water column of particular bacteria Methylococcaceae who receive “nourishment” from carbon and methane . They note that such a composition can be a common feature of similar systems of the ancient Archean ocean, which existed about 4 billion years ago. In addition, the researchers found the iron in the water, leading to oxidation processes.
Biologists said that such lakes, as in Canada, can stay in Indonesia and East Africa. They claim that the detected lake is a very important finding because it tells about the origin of life and processes of evolution on Earth.
Previously, scientists from a South African University, WITZ said that the primitive man, which, as was supposed, lived on Earth three million years ago, actually lived much later.
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