Scientists have found cave life aged about 50 thousand years
The team of scientists discovered a system of caves life, enclosed in crystals, whose age is about 50 thousand years.
Strange and ancient microbes have been discovered by researchers in the caves of Nike in Mexico and was able to exist in such minerals as iron and manganese. According to the researchers, they were able to detect the “supersizing”.
The finding may be an example of survival of microbes in heavy conditions on Earth. Life forms — 40 different strains of microbes and even some viruses are so strange that even their closest relatives 10% different genetically, which means that they are separated from all known forms of life to the extent that people are separated from fungi.
The depth of the caves of Nike reaches 800 meters, there are abandoned lead and zinc mines. Before the start of drilling in the caves they were completely cut off from the outside world. The temperature in the coolest of the caves reaches 38 degrees Celsius. Earlier it was reported that in the North of Alaska, scientists have found the remains of a dinosaur that lived about 70 million years ago, which was called Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis, which means “ancient animal Colville river”.
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