Ancient Microbes found in Buried Antarctic Lake Vida

Researchers have confirmed the existence of life in a frozen underground Antarctic lake – vast colonies of anaerobic microbes that have found a way to live in one of the most extreme places on this planet!

Lake Vida is not as deep as the more famous Antarctic Lake Vostok, laying only 60 feet below the surface versus 2.2 miles.

It’s not so surprising news because here on planet Earth, if you find water, you’ll more than likely find life!

This is still a pretty awesome discovery – a completely anoxic, extremely saline and cold lake that hasn’t been exposed to the air for well over 2,800 years! IF only we could shine some spotlights on the ocean floor…


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