Scientists have just discovered the world’s oldest colour – it’s bright pink

Scientists have discovered what they say are the world’s oldest surviving biological colours, from ancient rocks beneath the Sahara desert. ...

Australian National University biogeochemistry lab manager Janet Hope holds a vial of pink-coloured porphyrins representing the oldest intact pigments in the world. Photo | Australian National UniversityScientists have discovered what they say are the world’s oldest surviving biological colours, from ancient rocks beneath the Sahara desert. The 1.1 billion-year-old pigments have a bright pink hue, but range from blood red to deep purple in their concentrated form. The pigments are fossilised molecules of chlorophyll produced by sea organisms, Australian scientists said.More

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