Skip to main content
Email Print Share

All Images


Press Release 11-182

Evidence for Iron-Rich Ancient Ocean Changes View of Earth's Early History

Discovery challenges previous models for environment in which early life evolved

Back to article | Note about images

Photo of geologists digging into a shale exposure in north China.

Geologists Chris Reinhard (front) and Noah Planavsky dig into a shale exposure in north China.

Credit: Chu Research Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (3.2 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Photo of a resort north of Beijing, China, and surrounding hills which were source of shale samples.

Hills surrounding a resort north of Beijing, China, were a source of shale samples for the study.

Credit: Chu Research Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (2.1 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Photo of researcher Noah Planavsky on a black shale exposure in China.

Researcher Noah Planavsky, in quest of samples, hangs tight on a black shale exposure in China.

Credit: Chu Research Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (1.5 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Photo of scientists collecting unweathered samples along a narrow road north of Beijing.

Scientists find unweathered samples of ancient oceans along a narrow road north of Beijing.

Credit: Chu Research Group


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (952 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Photo of scientists who are collecting shale samples in China.

Scientists Chu, Li, Love, Rinhard, Planavsky and Lyons while collecting samples in China.

Credit: Chu Research Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (2.8 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Photo of drill core of shales and siltstones where brown layers are indicative of iron-rich ocean.

Drill core of shales and siltstones. The brown layers are a tell-tale sign of an iron-rich ancient ocean.

Credit: Peter McGoldrick, University of Tasmania


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (260 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.