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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice 46

Posted by samzenpus
from the cold-living dept.
MikeChino writes A new paper by a group of researchers from Montana State University confirms that life can survive under antarctic ice. Researchers led by John Priscu drilled down into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and pulled up organisms called Archaea. These organisms survive by converting methane into energy, enabling them to survive where there is no wind or sunlight, buried deep under the ice.
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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

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  • by Bob_Who (926234) <Bob&who,net> on Friday August 22, 2014 @09:41AM (#47729209) Homepage Journal

    Researchers led by John Priscu drilled down into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and pulled up organisms called Archaea

    Were they called this before we pulled them up? Did they tell us they were called Archaea?

    If I recall from my comic books Archaea tried to breed with Betty and Veronica.

    I knew they were frigid, but this is the first I'm hearing about their meth usage.

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