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34,000-Year-Old Organisms Found Buried Alive

January 14th, 2011 01:37 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

cold fjord writes “A scientist has made a weird and wonderful find. ‘It’s a tale that has all the trappings of a cult 1960s sci-fi movie: Scientists bring back ancient salt crystals, dug up from deep below Death Valley for climate research. The sparkling crystals are carefully packed away until, years later, a young, unknown researcher takes a second look at the 34,000-year-old crystals and discovers, trapped inside, something strange. Something… alive.’ The Geological Society of America’s current issue of GSA Today has the academic paper.”

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