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

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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. B. Sherwood Lollar et al.

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.

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