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What are fossil fuels? Where did fossil fuels come from?
Fossil fuels are formed from the decomposition of buried carbon-based organisms that died million years ago. They create carbon-rich deposits that are extracted are burned for energy.
Fossil fuels are formed million years underground. The compounds that make up plankton and plants turn into fossil fuels.
Plankton decomposes into natural gas and oil, while plants become coals.
In today's time, human extract these resources through coal mining and the drilling of oil and gas wells on land and offshore.
What are they used for?
Example of a fossil.