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    Life Prevails. Amphipods Found 600ft Below Antarctic Ice

    In a place where it was thought life could not exist, we find amphipods. Yes, a relative of the liverock denizens that aquarists know all too well was found 600ft below a shelf of ice in Antarctica. This finding has scientists suggesting terrestrial and extraterrestrial life, no matter how simple, may occur in places previously [...]

    antarctic shrimp amphipod

    In a place where it was thought life could not exist, we find amphipods. Yes, a relative of the liverock denizens that aquarists know all too well was found 600ft below a shelf of ice in Antarctica. This finding has scientists suggesting terrestrial and extraterrestrial life, no matter how simple, may occur in places previously thought void.

    The three inch Lyssianasid amphipod can be seen in the video swimming in the 8″ channel that a NASA team of researchers drilled 600′ deep into the ice sheet. The team also recovered what they believe to be a tentacle from a jellyfish. “They are looking at the equivalent of a drop of water in a swimming pool that you would expect nothing to be living in and they found not one animal but two,” said biologist Stacy Kim of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California. “We have no idea what’s going on down there.”

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    • Anonymous

      Seems like we’re at a point where we should stop assuming “no life is possible” in certain areas until it can be proven. This scenario has happened quite a few times in recent years.

    • nicholassadaka

      Seems like we're at a point where we should stop assuming “no life is possible” in certain areas until it can be proven. This scenario has happened quite a few times in recent years.