The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese scientists find material in rock that ‘may show origin of life’

  • Discovery may support a relatively obscure theory that life came from rocks
  • But some in the research community, which is divided on life’s origins, still regard the theory as speculative

The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
The rock analysed by Chinese scientists was retrieved in 2017 from the Yap Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Shutterstock
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