120,000 year-old microbe brought back to life

This sounds like something from a science fiction movie.

The tiny purple microbe, dubbed called [sic] Herminiimonas glaciei, lay trapped beneath nearly two miles of ice in Greenland. It took 11 months to revive it by gently warming it in an incubator.

What could possibly go wrong?


2 Responses

  1. Crazy stuff. With stories like these, it seems absurd to think that there is NOT life on other planets.

    • Agreed. I fear that what we’re eventually going to find (long after you and I are dust) is that life arises quite frequently throughout the universe, but the conditions that sustain life on any particular planet do not last very long.

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