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Deep Earth's "zombie" bacteria is a challenge

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Scientists have drilled the seabed and sampled microorganisms in the subsurface to confirm that the Earth's pristine depths are home to a whole new world - and its size is mind-boggling.

Researchers with Deep Carbon Observatory, a global scientific programme studying the role of carbon in our planet, announced on Monday the results of 10-year collaboration that examined the size of the world hidden deep beneath our feet. While some of the findings had been disclosed earlier, it is only now that they have been pieced together.

The research team discovered that living organisms can be found at a record depth of 5km under the continents and 10.5km under the seabed. This life constitutes what they called a "subterranean Galapagos" — an ecosystem holding some 70% of the world's bacteria, including unusual and unknown creatures such as microbial life thriving at 121 degrees Celsius or "zombie bacteria", which can reproduce or live for millions to tens of millions of years.

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/science/201812111070577292-zombie-bacteria-deep-earth/

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"Barely living "zombie" bacteria and other forms of life constitute an immense amount of carbon deep within Earth's subsurface—245 to 385 times greater than the carbon mass of all humans on the surface, according to scientists nearing the end of a 10-year international collaboration to reveal Earth's innermost secrets."

Full report:https://deepcarbon.net/life-deep-earth-totals-15-23-billion-tonnes-carbon

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third_eye

And barely one Scientist was actually baffled ...

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Seti42

How are subsurface microorganisms 'zombies'?

Barely living is still living and barely dead is still dead, lol.

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Gecks
56 minutes ago, Seti42 said:

How are subsurface microorganisms 'zombies'?

Barely living is still living and barely dead is still dead, lol.

Haha agreed. The article even states the microorganisms are thriving. Guess a title for the sake of click bait.

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Nnicolette

I thought this was obvious. If you ask the hopi even we emerged from under the ground. Also it confused me why this wasnt a main assumption when looking for life on mars. Surface is actually a much less hospitable place to be then under the ground for so many reasons.

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AllPossible

You will never escape the common cold even if your alone on your own planet lol

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MisterMan
16 hours ago, NicoletteS said:

If you ask the hopi even we emerged from under the ground.

The Hopi may have some sort of myth that "we" emerged from underground, but they could not have known anything about bacteria living in deep subsurface.  Just sayin'.

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Nnicolette
1 hour ago, MisterMan said:

The Hopi may have some sort of myth that "we" emerged from underground, but they could not have known anything about bacteria living in deep subsurface.  Just sayin'.

I would be careful makimg assumptions. When speaking of history we cant always be sure what other people know. If someone really did climb up a tree to get out of the cave in the ground im sure they know plenty about whats in that cave. They also have a number of how many planets are seeded with humans. I think its about 187,000. Before that i couldn't concieve of how natives would even be aware of such a high number tbh. But we can never be aware of everything others have been aware of, only listen to thier stories and learn from it.

My point also wasn't about whether the hopi were aware of bacteria. It was that i personally find it more probable that subterranean life emerged before surface life. Its just obvious. From the ocean it surely seeped into there before it got up and walked out the water to put it simply. Surface is not as hospitable. Especially if it came from under water.

 

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Jon the frog

Real underworld !

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Robotic Jew
5 hours ago, NicoletteS said:

I would be careful makimg assumptions. When speaking of history we cant always be sure what other people know. If someone really did climb up a tree to get out of the cave in the ground im sure they know plenty about whats in that cave. They also have a number of how many planets are seeded with humans. I think its about 187,000. Before that i couldn't concieve of how natives would even be aware of such a high number tbh. But we can never be aware of everything others have been aware of, only listen to thier stories and learn from it.

My point also wasn't about whether the hopi were aware of bacteria. It was that i personally find it more probable that subterranean life emerged before surface life. Its just obvious. From the ocean it surely seeped into there before it got up and walked out the water to put it simply. Surface is not as hospitable. Especially if it came from under water.

 

Wait...what?

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XenoFish
19 minutes ago, Robotic Jew said:

Wait...what?

She was abducted by aliens. So she knows some stuff, gotta 160 IQ as well. 

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moonman
56 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

She was abducted by aliens. So she knows some stuff, gotta 160 IQ as well. 

Highly doubt that - ALL that.

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Nnicolette
21 hours ago, XenoFish said:

She was abducted by aliens. So she knows some stuff, gotta 160 IQ as well. 

Actually i tested a bit higher and i dont think they were aliens i think its people doing it but yeah laugh all you want :lol: doesnt change the facts. Also hardly relevant to hopi legends and the fact that the earth is full of life.

People get so hung up when i toss different ideas in there. In thier legends they have an exact number of how many planets they believe humans inhabit in this galaxy. From my recollection it was 187,000 something. When i refer to things like this im just pointing out that not all history is fake or unimportant. Myths like this come from somewhere and sometimes should be considered. Its ignorant to assume all other cultures are just lying about thier legends.

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XenoFish

A high IQ means nothing if you can't do anything with it. Common sense is a better gage of actual intelligence. 

From what I've seen so far. Common sense is on the near extinct list. 

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Nnicolette
1 hour ago, XenoFish said:

A high IQ means nothing if you can't do anything with it. Common sense is a better gage of actual intelligence. 

From what I've seen so far. Common sense is on the near extinct list. 

Do you expect me to do tricks for you? I have no use for gages.

I'm much more interested in the topic. Its led me to learn how fascinating eels are. They are subterranean creatures actually and travel through aquifers, mud and underground. They can take oxygen in through thier skin so they dont even have to breathe down there. They often appear in freshly dug wells from underground and also have the ability to climb over land. If they can do it imagine what's in the more cavernous areas down there.

Not too mention they travel the ocean to spawn and coordinate with groupers to hunt. Apparently they are very intelligent.

Aside from that though i dont see the sense in trying to explain why heavy denial of any and everything around you with no basis doesnt equate to common sense.

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moonman

"My IQ is over 160!!!1!"

-thinks water filters are illegal-

Something isn't jiving here...

 

On the topic of "IQ testing" - IQ tests are a load of BS, especially ones found online.

https://www.medicaldaily.com/study-confirms-iq-tests-do-not-accurately-predict-intelligence-243971

 

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