From the vault: Blast from the past

This week, Cosmos dug up a few pieces much older than our vault – articles on ancient fossils that made some big impressions.

Fossils of early Earth life may be on the Moon

Evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth may actually be scattered across the lunar landscape as meteorites. Read more

New marsupial fossil has lizard teeth

A fossil of a snail-eating marsupial discovered by Australian palaeontologists has teeth that resemble a lizard’s, providing a striking snapshot of convergent evolution. Read more

Fossil raindrops reveal ancient atmosphere

The fossilised marks of raindrops that fell 2.7 billion years ago in South Africa have revealed the composition of the Earth’s early atmosphere. Read more

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