World's Oldest Color Discovered to be Over a Billion Years Old

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  1. Calliers

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    While your favorite colors and hues have theoretically always existed, some colors have existed in nature far longer than others. A team from the Australian National University (ANU) have stumbled upon what they believe to be the oldest geological colors on record.

    These bright pink pigments existed over 1.1 billion years ago in the rocks found deep in the Sahara Desert in Africa.

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    I don't get it.
     
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    A coloring that was sourced from nature and used as a dye.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    From the famous people who were roaming the Earth 100s of millions of years before the first dinosaurs existed?
     
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    Were colors anything more than wavelengths of reflected light before there were eyes to interpret them?

    Zen of the new millennium.
     
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    I suspect that's some kind of drug in that vial and these scientists are doing too much of it...
     
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    Yeah, that article just doesn't make any sense.
     
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    And another thread moved to "offtopic"

    Once again I do not why this were posted in "Industry News"..
     

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