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RECORDS OF EARLY COMPLEX LIFE: This fossil, called Dickinsonia, is from the Flinders Range of South Australia. While it looks similar to some modern marine worms, its classification is still unknown. Dickinsonia lived about 550 million years ago. It is one of a group of fossils that represent the first complex, multi-cellular organisms on Earth. The study of these early fossils, known as the Ediacaran Fauna, help astrobiologists learn more about how complex life arose and evolved on Earth, and how it might evolve on other planets. Image Credit: Phoebe Cohen/MIT/NASA Astrobiology Institute
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