Complex Life Found Under Antarctic Ice

by admin on March 17, 2010 · 2 comments

in Science

The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent. Antarctica is considered as a desert as this place is the coldest, driest, and windiest on the earth. It has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Now, NASA ice scientists have found a shrimp-like creature and a possible jellyfish 'frolicking' beneath 600 feet of solid Antarctic ice, where only microbes were expected to live.

From the news story:

Six hundred feet below the ice where no light shines, they had figured nothing much more than a few microbes could exist.

The climate of Antarctica does not allow Vegetation. Plant life is limited. Life can live in oceans and it can very complex too. So if such life is possible here under Antarctic Ice, why not elsewhere, in our own universe or other galaxy?

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1 Ample May 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

Great joke, those scientist are faring behind hollywood fiction writers. Often I’ve heard creatures lurking under the deep sea in movies but scientists spending tax payers’ money only came out with hilarious but worthless findings.

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2 Vijay November 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Well studies have concluded that life doesn’t need that “Goldilocks” zone to grow, even in harsher climates like that of one moon orbiting Jupiter or Saturn has turned out that life exists beneath the icy surface and use geothermal heat to survive.

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