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830-Million-Year-Old ‘Pickled’ Microorganisms
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"A research team documented tiny bubbles in 830-million-year-old salt crystals of central Australia that contain traces of cells and algae.
This discovery shows that microorganisms from saline depositional environments can remain well preserved in salt over hundreds of millions of years and can be detected in situ with optical methods alone."