Science & Technology
Microbe wakes up after 120,000 years
By T.K. Randall
June 16, 2009 · 14 comments
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Microbes locked within the ice in Greenland for 120,000 years have awoken, the new species of bacteria was found 2 miles beneath a glacier and could hold clues to what life could exist on other planets.
After more than 120,000 years trapped beneath a block of ice in Greenland, a tiny microbe has awoken. The long-lasting bacteria may hold clues to what life forms might exist on other planets.The new bacteria species was found nearly 2 miles beneath a Greenland glacier, where temperatures can dip well below freezing, pressure soars, and food and oxygen are scarce."
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