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By examining the existing elements, scientists can calculate the initial quantity of a radioactive element, and thus how long it took for the elements to decay, allowing them to determine the age of the rock.
The oldest rocks on Earth found to date are the Acasta Gneiss in northwestern Canada near the Great Slave Lake, which are 4.03 billion years old.
The Canyon Diablo meteorite is important because it represents a class of meteorites with components that allow for more precise dating.
In 1953, Clair Cameron Patterson, a renowned geochemist at the California Institute of Technology, measured ratios of lead isotopes in samples of the meteorite that put tight constraints on Earth's age.
Hematite tubes in volcanic rock in Quebec could have included microbes between 3.77 and 4.29 billion years ago.
Researchers looking at rocks in southwestern Greenland also saw cone-like structures that could have surrounded microbial colonies some 3.7 billion years ago.
Fifty thousand years ago, a rock hurled down from space to form Meteor Crater in Arizona.
Shards of that asteroid have been collected from the crater rim and named for the nearby Canyon Diablo.
Greenland boasts the Isua supracrustal rocks (3.7 to 3.8 billion years old), while rocks in Swaziland are 3.4 billion to 3.5 billion years.
Although no rocks have been deliberately returned from Mars, samples exist in the form of meteorites that fell to Earth long ago, allowing scientists to make approximations about the age of rocks on the Red Planet.
Some of these samples have been dated to 4.5 billion years old, supporting other calculations of the date of early planetary formation.
Some of the earliest forms of life have been found in Western Australia, as announced in a 2018 study; the researchers found tiny filaments in 3.4-billion-year-old rocks that could be fossils.
Other studies suggest that life originated even earlier.