March 28, 2023


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fossils? Scientists don’t know what things are 500 million years old

It should be noted that the discovery occurred in 1896. The then world of science was much poorer in technology than it is today, and the researchers concluded that they were dealing with the remains of jellyfish-like creatures that appeared on Earth at least 890 million years ago. They also decided to catalog what they found, creating a new species in the process: Bruxella substitute.

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Over the years, new hypotheses have emerged pointing to the origin of unusual objects, and sponges and algae have been mentioned among the candidates. Some scientists were even of the opinion that it was not about the remains of living organisms. So, what is the truth?

Perhaps the answers to this question will be given by the results of the research published in the pages Berg. The authors of the publication used high-resolution 3D imaging and performed chemical analyzes, on the basis of which they concluded that the scenario in which we are talking about pseudo-fossils, something unrelated to biological life forms, is the most likely.

Of course, this leads to another unknown: How did things that look like the remains of living things form? Apparently, scientists have come across silica, which has taken on very unusual shapes. Some were spherical, others cubic, while still others were starfish-like. To choose from, for color, one would like to say.

Currently, scientists believe that organisms from 500 million years ago are the so-called. false fossils

So far, members of the research team have excluded sponges, starfish, and other species that may have inhabited our planet hundreds of millions of years ago from the list of suspects. As for the conditions in which the described pseudofossils could have been found, they appear to be the result of some kind of formation of silica. These mineral aggregates often take on very different shapes and sizes.

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Suffice it to say that we have seen examples of this kind of phenomenon even on Mars. On the Red Planet, creatures resembling flowers or sea creatures have been found, but in the course of observation it turns out that they are not related to biological life, but were created due to the phenomenon of polishing. However, a point of contention over a rock formation in North America would be why pseudofossils appear there and nowhere else in the world.