News FocusGEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEETING

Geologists Pursue Solar System's Oldest Relics

Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2239-2242
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2239

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RENO, NEVADA-- Last month, the Geological Society of America held their annual meeting here. Offerings included claims for the oldest known examples in a class: the oldest scrap of ocean crust, the oldest sample of Earth, and the oldest trace of life--which happens to come from Mars.

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