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Geoscientists find oldest water on Earth in underground mine

Geoscientists from the University of Toronto discovered a pocket of water approximately 2.6 billion years old in a mine in Ontario.

The ancient pool of water was found two miles underground near the town of Timmins and pre-dates the existence of multicellular life.

Researchers said it suggests the possibility that ancient life might also be found there and perhaps even on Mars, according to a report by NBC news.

Water can become isolated i n the Earth’s crust and serves as a time capsule of the environment during that period.

The findings appear in Nature, the international weekly journal of science.