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A Tiny Frozen Microbe May Hold Clues to Extraterrestrial Life
June 15, 2009
A novel bacterium trapped three kilometers under glacial ice for over 120,000 years, may hold clues as to what life-forms might exist on other planets. Dr. Jennifer Loveland-Curtze and a team from Pennsylvania State University reports finding Herminiimonas glaciei in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
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