Recently Scientific research carried out by a team from The Indian Institute of Science and the University of Niigata, Japan, have discovered water droplets that are millions of years old. located in the mineral deposits of the Western Himalayas. The find was indicated as a kind of “time capsule” and could reveal a connection between the two historical periods of the planet.
Throughout history, mankind’s interest in knowing what happened in previous periods has always been great. In order to find out how civilizations of other times lived, or to find out what is happening on Earth, there has been continuous research and research of all kinds.
With technology and new tools available, knowledge continues to evolve and more details about the past are revealed over time. In this context this conclusion from a recent investigation this meant an important change in the view of the history of the development of the planet.
Water drops trapped in the Himalayas will correspond to the period global glaciationalso known as “snow globe earth”, as recently published in the scientific journal Precambrian exploration. The above period occurred between 500 and 700 million years ago and is so named because at that time the planet was covered in thick layers of ice.
The period of global glaciation was followed by an increase in the amount of oxygen on Earth, a condition that gave rise to the development of complex life forms. What the scientific community has not yet been clear on is how the link between the two stages came about. The truth is that a new discovery could be the key to unlocking it.
Drops of water have been found on sea rocks and the most important discovery is that pools for a long time had no calcium intakebecause the oceans didn’t have currents. According to the study, this lack of calcium allowed them to develop photosynthetic cyanobacteria this would cause more oxygen to be released in the synthesis of nutrients. In turn, there was also an accumulation of magnesium, which also contributed to the production of photosynthetic oxygen.
Here, one could find the first connection between the historical periods of global glaciation and the huge increase in the amount of oxygen who appeared on the planet many years later.
In addition to the already mentioned historical significance, drops of water found in the Himalayas also give us an idea of what the paleooceans were like.about which there is little information. The composition and temperature of the ancient oceans are still a mystery to science. and this discovery allows us to approach their study. According to the explanation given by study author Prakash Chandra Arya, the availability of data on this issue is important in order to know the past climate of the planet during periods that occurred millions of years ago and, therefore, for climate modeling that will be carried out irrelevant to present and future conditions. Earth.