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“Researchers have found bacteria inside 86 million-year-old clay deep beneath the seafloor of the North Pacific Gyre. The bacteria are surviving on tiny amounts of nutrients and oxygen that has been trapped in the clay since the days of the dinosaurs. The bacteria down there breathe 10,000 times as slow as a common E.coli bacterium. They require extremely little energy to live.”

http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/blog/51820125

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Comments on: "Microbes Found in 86 Million-Year-Old Clay Deep Beneath the Ocean" (1)

  1. Microbes will always be on our planet. They are the choosen survivors of any earthly catastrophy.
    The same is true for insects.

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