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What does 1 billion-year-old water taste like?




A scientists takes a sample of water from a mine deep underground in Ontario, Canada. The water turned out to be 2.6 billion years old, the oldest known water on Earth.
A scientists takes a sample of water from a mine deep underground in Ontario, Canada. The water turned out to be 2.6 billion years old, the oldest known water on Earth.
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Have you ever wondered what 1 billion-year-old water tastes like? Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar from the University of Toronto knows. She had the unusual opportunity of tasting some during a research project in a zinc and copper mine in Ontario, Canada.