Nasa revives ‘weird life forms’ trapped inside crystals for 60,000 years, raising hopes of finding alien organisms in space


Around 100 various insects, that have been mostly germs, had been found inside crystals, in which they’d been caught for between 10,000 and 60,000 many years. 90 % had never ever been seen prior to. 

The cave system sits above a big pocket of volcanic magma and is geothermally-heated to conditions as high as 60C, which includes generated astrobiologists dubbing it ‘hell’. 

Many life couldn’t endure truth be told there but boffins are finding some organisms have evolved to prey on the sulphides, iron, manganese or copper oxide when you look at the cave. 

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