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Life Found 4000 Meters Beneath Antarctica

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, discovery, interesting, Lake Vostok, Louisiana State University, prehistoric, Russia )

- 1719 days ago -
A Russian team drilled through the ice, breaching prehistoric Lake Vostok for the first time. Microbes and DNA from water fleas, mollusks, and something related to a sea anemone was discovered. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.

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Teresa W (782)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:55 am
fascinating, thank you

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:38 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:18 am
Interesting---but i just wish man would keep their discoveries to space and leave our precious earth alone. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:30 am
That's very interesting. Thanks very much.

Bernadette A T (0)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:01 pm
Thank you.

Roger G (154)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:08 pm
noted, thanks

Jerry B (128)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted Wow that is amazing..thanks Kayleen!

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted thanks.

Athena F (131)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:28 pm
I think it's a catch-22, though, Natasha. If we can't understand our own planet enough to maintain it with care and consideration, what business do we have mucking about with others in space?

I agree, we need to be very careful and tread lightly while we study our home. These pristine, uncharted places should be held sacred, inasmuch as we should respect them most highly and mess with them as little as possible while we learn.

Yet, it seems unwise to jgo to someone else's backyard to play with their toys just because we keep breaking our own. We don't know who or what is maintaining the other yards. ;)

Regardless of whether or not there is life out there, it's all nature. If we screw it up out there, it's gonna bite us in the boo-boo eventually too. We need to learn how to care for own own home, which means understanding and compassion. Hopefully we can figure that out in time so we CAN go muck about more in space though, 'cause space is awesome. :)

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:10 pm
Don't know... life is a tenacious thing.

aj E (164)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:37 am

. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:41 am
Interesting and I'll bet you there's a city below the ice too.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:44 am

Winn A (179)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:15 pm

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:40 pm
Thanks Kayleen

Freya H (357)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:44 pm
This has implications for finding life on Europa - as well as other planets and moons in our solar system, and even planets and moons in other solar systems.

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:53 pm
There is so much we donīt know! Thanks :)
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