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Antarctica vast network of lakes inhabited

 inhabitedStudies in the area of the Dry Valleys McMurdo where millions of years there was no snow, no rain, showed that at a depth of 350 meters, where the temperature drops below freezing, there is a whole network of underground salt lakes.

An even more surprising finding was that the lake appeared to inhabit: they are home to many microbes. Curiously, the traces of microorganisms in groundwater Antarctica visible to the naked eye. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Nature

 

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