Ancient Life found deep beneath Antarctic Ice

Ancient Life found deep beneath Antarctic Ice

Ancient Life found deep beneath Antarctic Ice

The stunning discovery of tardigrades and ancient crustaceans, found from a mission to drill into an Antarctic lake.

Researchers have emerged the bodies of tardigrades, diatoms and algae in a body of water buried beneath a kilometer of Antarctic ice.



Scientists from the Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) project, used a hot-water drill to ‘drill’ a kilometer of ice, with a diameter of 60 centimetres.

The carcasses, originated from warming periods 10,000 to 120,000 years ago, are the first results from that project.

More at news report from Nature.

 

By |2019-01-21T11:23:40+00:00Jan 21, 2019|Categories: Discoveries|Tags: , |

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