Ancient Oxygen Source Detected in Earth’s Crust; May Have Influenced Evolution of Life, Researchers Say

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Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which hydrogen peroxide can be generated from rocks under the Earth's surface during the movement of geological faults. The oxygen source could have influenced the early evolution of life on Earth when photosynthesis wasn't there, according to the researchers.

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