Lake Vostok Microbes Would Add To List Of Life In Unlikely Places
And it will offer hope that life exists beyond Earth.
Russian researchers reported Wednesday that they had reached Lake Vostok, a pristine body of water untouched by light or wind for about 20 million years. They want to know what type of microbial life — bacteria too small to see — might exist there.
Finding microbes may not sound like much. But they were the first form of Earth life eons before plants and animals existed.
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