Does Life Exist in Antarctic Lake Buried Under Miles of Ice

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 15, 2004   View Article

Some years ago, researchers found something that sent shivers through the scientific community: a diverse community of microbial life-forms that live without sunlight or a ready supply of nutrients.

The scientists were not searching deep space when they made their find. Rather, they were sampling the bottom of a 2.5-mile-thick (4-kilometer-thick) Antarctic ice sheet.

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