Deep underground, discovered an ancient water tank


16/05/2013

A group of scientists from the UK and Canada have found underground at a depth of about 3 kilometers isolated reservoirs of water, which was there for a few billion years and contained a huge amount needed to sustain life components.

This water can be considered, according to the researchers, the oldest on the planet. It is possible that there is life in it. This discovery gives hope that such underground reservoirs exist in the depths of Mars.

The well water depth of 2.4 kilometers was discovered by researchers from the University of Manchester, University Lankstera, Toronto and McMaster in one of the Canadian provinces of Ontario. In water, it turned out that there are a large number of dissolved gases such as hydrogen and methane, as well as the isotopes of inert gases such as helium, xenon, neon and argon. According to preliminary estimations of experts, the age of the surrounding water species - about 2.7 billion years old.

Experts from the University of Manchester and the approximate age of the water - at least 1.5 billion years, and possibly more. It is still unknown whether there is in this hidden from the sun underworld any signs of life. Canadian scientists are going to find out soon.

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