|The new findings resulted from studying a kilometer-long drill core dubbed the
'Hamersley core'. It was recovered as part of the Deep Time Drilling Project (DTDP)
of the Astrobiology Drilling Program (ADP) of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI).
This project involves collaborators from Arizona State University, Harvard, MIT, U.
Maryland, U. C. Riverside and U. Washington as well as the Geological Survey of
Western Australia, Randolph Resources, Hamersley Iron, SIPA Resources International,
and the University of Western Australia.
Credit: Anbar Lab, Arizona State University