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The Antarctic microbe that lives on THIN AIR

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The Antarctic microbe that can live on THIN AIR: Experts say incredible find could radically change the hunt for alien life

    Microbe can scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from air
    Most organisms use energy from the sun or the earth to grow

Researchers have found a new type of microbe that can survive on air alone - and say it could change the way we hunt for alien life.

The microbe can scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in extreme conditions.

It is the first time the behaviour has been seen, and most organisms use energy from the sun or the earth to grow.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5168545/Antarctic-microbe-live-AIR-changes-alien-hunt.html#ixzz510K40XiZ


 

 

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