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Life was already diverse 3.5 billion years ago — and may be so elsewhere today. .... the existence of the rocks the scientists analyzed is also rather remarkable: The average lifetime of a rock exposed on the surface of the Earth is about 200 million years, Schopf said, adding that when he began his career, there was no fossil evidence of life dating back farther than 500 million years ago.

“The rocks we studied are about as far back as rocks go.”

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Carl Sagan once said that likelihood that there isn't some other life out there in the infinite universe is zero.

Those of us who exercise and eat well and live infinitely may meet some of our neighbors out there. But that could happen next Wednesday.

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Thanks, Molly. Hundreds of billions of galaxies each with hundreds of billions of stars roughly speaking. We have not even scratched the surface of the universe live in. That doesn't include the possibly of infinite universes that mathematics shows to be completely plausible.

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